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Researchers compared findings from genome-wide association studies for 62 traits or conditions with genes implicated in 20 Mendelian disorder types, uncovering new ties.

With RNA sequence, expression quantitative trait locus, genome-wide association, and other data, researchers identified disease-related genes in the kidney glomerulus and tubule compartments.

Results from a small study suggest that blood biomarkers could be used to test for acute sleep loss and related problems such as drowsy driving.

Researchers developed a k-mer-based classification scheme to assay lncRNA function, identifying cis-repressive lncRNAs with k-mer features resembling Xist.

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Researchers identified a diverse toxin gene superfamily using venom-related tissue transcripts and venom peptides from the giant red bull ant.

The RNA-seq data, for nearly 40,000 cells from the developing mouse brain, can be explored through an interactive online interface called Cell Seek.

In urothelial cancer, the presence of a gene signature stemming from stromal cells seemed to interfere with anti-PD-1 drug response in tumors with infiltrating T-cells.

Using proteomic and genetic approaches, researchers identified a histone mark called lysine benzoylation that appears to be enhanced by exposure to sodium benzoate.

While the '3G' study did not establish clinical utility, the researchers said it shows genomic profiling to guide gastric cancer treatment is feasible.

Researchers used brain expression data from mice with well-documented sleep traits to identify gene networks that overlap with those in human depression.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.