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In Print: Last Week's Microarray Papers of Note: Oct 8, 2013

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Monitoring of β-amyloid dynamics after human traumatic brain injury.

J Neurotrauma. 2013 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Marklund N, et al.

The authors studied cerebral microdialysis samples for Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42 using the Luminex xMAP platform.


Genome-wide association study for cytokines and immunoglobulin G in swine.

PLoS One. 2013 Oct 2;8(10):e74846.

Lu X, et al.

To identify genomic regions responsible for immune capacity traits in swine, a genome-wide association study was conducted. In total, 675 pigs were genotyped using the Illumina PorcineSNP60K BeadChip.


A genome-wide investigation of copy number variation in patients with sporadic brain arteriovenous malformation.

PLoS One. 2013 Oct 3;8(10):e71434.

Bendjilali N, et al.

To investigate whether copy number variations contribute to risk of sporadic brain arteriovenous malformations, the authors performed a genome-wide association study in 371 sporadic BAVM cases and 563 healthy controls using the Affymetrix SNP 6.0 array.

The Scan

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Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.