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Investigators looked at potential health impacts for the rare, homozygous loss-of-function mutations they detected in 3,200 British-Pakistani individuals.

Independent research groups garnered evidence that mutations to the ANGPTL4 gene can lower blood triglyceride levels and reduce coronary artery disease risk.

An international team tracked down de novo mutations in the CHAMP1 gene in five children with intellectual and motor delays, speech impairment, and other symptoms.

The University of Florida Academic Health Center this week launched a new personalized medicine effort in which all patients visiting its catheterization lab will receive a multi-gene test that will be used to discern whether they are likely to respond to the anti-platelet drug c

Findings in a NEJM study this week challenged previously reported data that alleles in the CYP2C19 gene can limit how certain carriers of the polymorphisms respond to Plavix.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.