A genome-wide association study based on variants in genome sequences for 129 peach accessions uncovered loci related to nine qualitative peach traits.
Two independent research teams linked plasmepsin 2 and plasmepsin 3 gene amplifications to piperaquine resistance.
The researchers found that genetically predicted increases in heart rate were associated with shortened lifespans.
Illumina and the H3Africa Consortium hope the array will allow future GWAS to address African genomic diversity in a way that previous chips have not.
A University of Colorado School of Medicine-led team reported 23 new loci associated with vitiligo susceptibility.
In Nature this week: genetic link between birth weight and adult-onset diseases, and more.
In PLOS this week: molecular surveillance of S. Typhi, genome-wide association study of attention in children, and more.
In Nature this week: loci linked to major depressive disorder, and more.
The researchers particularly highlighted C21orf2 and NEK1, which are involved in cilial and mitochondrial function.
In Nature this week: maximum-depth sequencing to detect rare variants, and more.
The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.
Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.
In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.
Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.