Combining metabolomics and proteomics, a consortium of academic and industry researchers has identified a signature that appears useful for predicting death in sepsis patients.

Consisting of five metabolites as well as age and hematocrit, the profile distinguished between sepsis survivors and non-survivors with area under the curve of 0.74 in a study of 86 sepsis patients published this week in Science Translational Medicine.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.