NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two independent research teams have used genomics to explore the genetic variability — and potential vulnerabilities — of Onchocerca volvulus, a parasitic roundworm transmitted by blackflies that can cause river blindness, also known as onchocerciasis. The chronic, neglected tropical disease affects tens of millions of people globally, leading to blindness or vision problems in a subset of sufferers.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

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Sep
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Sep
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Oct
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