This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team led by investigators in Israel explores genomic features associated with relapse in a form of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia occurring in individuals with Down syndrome.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.