Counsyl offered its hereditary cancer panel for free to San Francisco women and found that about half who had positive results would not have been screened.
A team of researchers from the Genome Analysis Center and elsewhere has sequenced the genome of the red clover, a crop used in sustainable agriculture.
Through comprehensive genomic profiling, researchers identified molecular events that cause lower grade gliomas to progress to more deadly forms of brain cancer.
The effort aims to, among other things, generate data for mapping the genetic diversity of the Korean people and create standardized gene-variation databases.
The method, developed by researchers at the NIH and their colleagues, could be useful to analyze rare cell populations and clinical samples with very small numbers of cells.
Through a transcriptome study, researchers home in on the activity of inflammation-linked genes in chronically lonely people.
Determining who is and is not an author and where a researcher should fall on a list of authors can be a tricky task, Nature News writes.
In PNAS this week: variant protective against Alzheimer's disease, effect of whole-genome duplication on methylation in rice, and more.
Genome editing is also bringing up questions when applied to farm animals, the New York Times reports.