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The Genes for Good Project has engaged 80,000 Facebook users via its online application and genotyped 27,000 people to date.

Findings from a genome-wide association study suggest that fetal SNPs in SLIT2 and other genes may coincide with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth.

A few key loci appear to contribute to a lasting immune response following childhood immunizations against meningococcal bacteria, tetanus, or Haemophilus influenzae type B.

With a large genome-wide association study, researchers identified several significant associations in PDE4B, a gene with expression shifts in brain samples from stressed mice.

With exome sequences from tens of thousands of T2D cases or controls from five ancestral groups, researchers identified genes that are frequently impacted by rare T2D-linked variants.

An international team of researchers conducted a set of genome-wide association studies and other analyses using both human host and S. pneumoniae samples.

Harder to Breathe

Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

A GWAS involving more than 50,000 cases and controls revealed 10 known and 20 new risk loci, including loci with apparent ties to disease subtypes.

Using genome sequence data for 429 accessions, an international team tracked chickpea's origin and spread, while identifying markers for important traits.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: 'reverse genome-wide association study' method; genetic links between Familial Mediterranean Fever and ankylosing spondylitis; and more.

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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.