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Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania describe an apparent role for the chromosome 15 gene C2CD4A in insulin secretion from pancreatic beta-cells and related susceptibility to type 2 diabetes (T2D). Starting with a locus associated with T2D in prior genome-wide association studies, the team searched for overlapping super-enhancers of FoxO1, which has been implicated in beta-cell dysfunction.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.