By Uduak Grace Thomas
The goal of the project is to build a dynamic model of liver function in rats and humans that will account for effects of genetic variations and other variables, such as patient gender, age, behavioral traits, and environmental factors.
The institute and the computer modeling company will develop 'virtual patient' models for drug-induced liver toxicity.
Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.