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Results from some 4,200 GWAS suggest a significant subset of genetic loci contribute to multiple complex traits, though the type of overlap further varied at the gene and SNP levels.

The team saw risky mutations in colorectal cancer, polyp, and Lynch syndrome-related genes in almost 4 percent of CRC patients diagnosed at 72 years old, on average.

Australian researchers are studying the prevalence of genetic alterations among men with metastatic prostate cancer, the Financial Review reports.

Researchers focused on candidate genes near expression quantitative trait loci identified by combining cancer susceptibility SNPs and available transcriptomic data.

Bioinformaticians at the Free University of Brussels have built a database, machine learning technology, and web platform for identifying elusive pathogenic gene pairs.

A gene-environment study involving more than 18,000 individuals suggests jogging and other forms of exercise may modify the genetic risk for obesity.

With exome sequences for tens of thousands of Finns, researchers identified deleterious variants linked to dozens of clinically relevant quantitative traits.

In European American military veterans, the study led to several genetic loci with ties to the severity of a core PTSD symptom known as reexperiencing.

The company is hoping to add outreach to make sure individuals who want counseling get it, and to better understand the reasons why others might not.

A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led team found BRCA2 mutations are more common among survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma than individuals without cancer.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.