A Belgian-led group introduces an online, literature-mining method called Beegle that's designed to detect previously overlooked gene-disease associations in an automated manner. The researchers' newly described search and discovery method begins with a literature-mining approach that links genes to a particular query. Coupled with the learning method Endeavour, which analyzes genomic data to prioritize and rank genes to produces new hypotheses.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

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