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 The researchers noted that heritability of PTSD differed by sex, and that it overlapped with schizophrenia and other mental disorders. 

Investigators intend to genotype the biorepository using Illumina arrays with the aim of identifying markers that can be used to inform treatment and prevention efforts.

A genome-wide association study and meta-analysis uncovered several possible ties to multiple keratinocyte cancer versus single keratinocyte cancer cases.

Based on genetic patterns in thousands of individuals with primary sclerosing cholangitis, researchers identified four new risk loci and explored ties to IBD.

The project is the consumer genomics firm's latest effort to improve diversity in genetics research. 

The company hopes to sequence about 60,000 whole genomes, and genotype 100,000 individuals to accelerate clinically relevant discoveries.

Researchers uncovered 60 genomic loci associated with birth weight and found that those regions are also linked to risk for type 2 diabetes and other diseases.

Italian researchers link SNPs in the PDSS2 gene to coffee consumption in a new paper.

The method works by adding noise to database search results to confound algorithms that try to access private details about contributing individuals.

The study confirmed 17 previously identified loci, and uncovered 14 new ones that researchers hope can improve understanding of BCC pathogenesis and inform strategies for prevention.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.