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Genizon Teams with London Genetics on Schizophrenia Genetics Study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genizon BioSciences today said that it will collaborate with London Genetics in an attempt to replicate findings made by Genizon in a genome-wide association study of schizophrenia.
 
Montreal-based Genizon said that it has identified multiple genes associated with schizophrenia using DNA samples from the Quebec Founder Population.
 
London Genetics' partner, University College London, will aim to replicate Genizon's findings, the partners said. Genotyping of samples and statistical analyses of the data will be carried out at Genizon’s research center in St. Laurent, Quebec.
 
Terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.