Researchers at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Medical Center have identified protein signaling pathways involved in effector T-cell resistance in multiple sclerosis.

The pathways, which revolve around the cytokine IL-6, could prove a source of biomarkers for predicting disease progression and severity, Jane Buckner, a BRI researcher and leader of the study, told ProteoMonitor.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.