Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Officials had initially linked 97 cases to a single conference held by Biogen in February in Boston, but a new study tracking viral genomes suggests the number may be as high as 20,000.
Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event

Officials had initially linked 97 cases to a single conference held by Biogen in February in Boston, but a new study tracking viral genomes suggests the number may be as high as 20,000.

Officials had initially linked 97 cases to a single conference held by Biogen in February in Boston, but a new study tracking viral genomes suggests the number may be as high as 20,000.

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Accuracy of Genotyping Chips Called into Question
Accuracy of Genotyping Chips Called into Question
Grace Browne | Jul 24, 2019
Chips used by some direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms display a false positive rate of upwards of 85 percent when screening for rare variants, a new study finds.  
Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned
Putative Gay Genes Identified, Questioned
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2017
A genomic interrogation of homosexuality turns up speculative links between genetic elements and sexual orientation, but researchers say the study is too small to be significant. 
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Genomic Elements Reveal Human Diversity
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 6, 2015
Duplication of copy number variants may be the source of greatest diversity among people, researchers find.
Hitting a Climate “Seal”-ing
Hitting a Climate “Seal”-ing
Kate Yandell | Jul 23, 2014
Due to the effects of climate change, female fur seals that successfully breed do so later in life and are more likely to have increased variability within their genomes.
The Genetics of Friendship
The Genetics of Friendship
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2014
People tend to choose friends who share their genes, a study suggests.
Getting Down to Business
Getting Down to Business
Kerry Grens | Mar 31, 2014
Is there a genetic component to entrepreneurial success?
Common Lab Mice Differ
Common Lab Mice Differ
Jef Akst | Jan 8, 2014
Related substrains of the Black 6 lab mouse carry key genetic polymorphisms, including one that has a dramatic effect on the rodents’ responses to cocaine.
Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology
Mental Disorders Overlap in Genetic Etiology
Kerry Grens | Aug 12, 2013
Genome-wide datasets reveal varying degrees of genetic similarity among five common psychiatric illnesses.