The latest research news in genetics and genomics.
The partners aim to identify genetic factors common to individuals with asthma and asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome.
The Durham, North Carolina-based startup's platform uses an image-based, tissue box-sized tool that cultures cells to capture long-term phenotypic behavior.
An analysis of naturally occurring alleles in the lipoprotein lipase pathway found that they and LDL-C-linked alleles affect disease risk independently.
Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.
Based on multiplexed ion beam imaging, the system, which the company plans to launch next year, will compete most directly with Fluidigm's Hyperion platform.
Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.
The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.
Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.
In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.