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The agreement is based on a jointly owned US patent application that claims methods of assessing a person's risk for generalized osteoarthritis based on IL-1 genotypes.

This article has been updated from an earlier version with additional comments from Eliot Lurier.
By Turna Ray

A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.