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Updates from Consumer Genetics Companies

In news from personal genome services, DecodeMe announces on its blog the newly formed private company called Decode Genetics (purchased from the bankrupt public company of the same name by a consortium called Saga Investments). The company will keep up DecodeMe's personal genome scan service. And on Navigenics' blog, that company announced that Vance Vanier will serve as its president and CEO. Vanier was formerly Navi's chief medical officer.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.