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Celebrate in Your Favorite Jeans

The National Institutes of Health's Office of Rare Diseases Research and Clinical Center, along with the Food & Drug Administration's Office of Orphan Product Development, the National Organization for Rare Disorders, and the Genetic Alliance, are jointly celebrating Rare Disease Day today in the US. NIH is holding a free, public event featuring posters and talks dedicated to rare disease research. The agency is also asking "all attendees to wear their favorite pair of jeans" to the event as part of its association with the Global Genes Project.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.