NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies published online yesterday in Nature Genetics is expanding — and starting to delve into — the list of genetic loci associated with blood lipid levels.

The lipid-linked SNP set includes variants associated with other conditions, too, the papers suggest, pointing to particular ties between some variants influencing levels of blood triglycerides and those contributing to coronary artery disease risk.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

Oct
17
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.