GWAS in Technology

A polygenic prediction score based on those SNPs accounts for more than 11 percent of the variance seen between individuals in educational attainment.

Research presented at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference shows promise in uncovering more SNP-phenotype links in GWAS.

A team led by the University of British Columbia homed in on a variant that linked to increased liver enzyme levels and liver injury during interferon-β treatment.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.

Deepwater rice in the Philippines.

A search for genetic contributors to flood-tolerant rice led to a distinct version of the gibberellin biosynthesis gene SD1.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: the koala genome, genomic analysis of fern species, and more.

Researchers linked 15 genomic loci with loneliness and 38 loci to regular attendance at either a sports club or gym, pub or social club, or religious group.

By resequencing dozens of silkworm strains, researchers gained insights into history of the silk trade and the evolutionary changes involved in domestication.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genetic loci linked to intelligence and neuroticism, and more.

The researchers also uncovered ties between the two traits and other neurological and psychological traits, such as Alzheimer's disease and depression.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.