This Week in PNAS

In a study appearing in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Texas-based researchers used a combination of gene expression data, DNA methylation profiles, and methyl-CpG binding protein 2 interaction patterns to study Rett syndrome in a mouse model of the disease. Results from the analysis suggest that MeCP2 not only binds to methylated cytosine bases that neighbor guanine, but also to cytosines that are methylated in a non-CG context.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.