Preprint Study Offers Glimpse of Solution to Missing Heritability Problem

Since the beginning of the genomics era, the “missing heritability” problem has plagued researchers. Now, a non-peer-reviewed preprint paper uploaded on the bioRiv server suggests rare variations in genes could explain height or weight better than the most common variants. The study is a significant step “towards understanding the question of missing heritability,” Bogdan Pasaniuc, an assistant … Read more Preprint Study Offers Glimpse of Solution to Missing Heritability Problem

Harvey moves into Louisiana with at least 35 dead, 17 missing

Tropical Storm Harvey spun across southeast Texas into Louisiana on Wednesday, sending more people fleeing for shelter after swamping Houston with record rains and flooding that killed at least 35 people and drove tens of thousands from their homes. The storm has forced 32,000 people into shelters since coming ashore on Friday as the most … Read more Harvey moves into Louisiana with at least 35 dead, 17 missing