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Scan of the Sample

And now for a moment of shameless self-promotion: if you haven't seen our new sister blog on clinical labs, The Sample, check it out. Some recent items: The search for a director for Kaiser Permanente's molecular genetics lab has dragged on for at least five weeks. The director, should they ever find one, will oversee the lab's "high-complexity molecular genetics mutation studies for an expanding list of genetic disorders," according to one ad. Blogger Kirell Lakhman also writes that ViraCor Laboratories plans to acquire IBT Laboratories and wonders if that will be a replay of LabCorp's recent acquisition of Monogram Biosciences.

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.