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In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from China and the US describe de novo NUS1 mutations that appear to contribute to Parkinson's disease risk in individuals of Han Chinese ancestry. Using exome sequencing, the team assessed 39 individuals with early-onset Parkinson's disease, along with their parents and 20 of their unaffected siblings.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.