gene regulation

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: cancer predisposition among Cowden/Cowden-like and Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome patients, and more.

Researchers found that children with autism are more likely to inherit cis-regulatory structural variants from their fathers than their unaffected siblings.

Researchers have done single-cell RNA sequencing on hundreds of Plasmodium falciparum or P. berghei isolates to track gene activity involved in infection cycles.

In cases lacking explanatory protein-coding changes, researchers saw an uptick in de novo mutations in conserved, non-coding regulatory elements.

Under an NIH grant, the San Diego-based firm is developing a kit for studying RNA-binding proteins that it plans to launch by early 2019.

Researchers discovered thousands of candidate functional elements by searching diverse mammalian genomes for regions of accelerated evolution within highly conserved sites.

Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing showed divergent H4K16ac histone acetylation patterns in brain samples from young, old, and AD-affected individuals.

Researchers found methylation mediators of obesity and other metabolic features by profiling individuals born after a famine called the Dutch Hunger Winter.

A genomic analysis of ependymomas from 42 patients led to nearly 1,700 suspected super enhancers, highlighting potentially targetable genes.

A new set of papers reveals a range of gene expression influencers, identified using thousands of samples collected for the Genotype-Tissue Expression project.

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A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.