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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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

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The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.