Large-scale population sequencing projects and consumer genomics markets are picking up and oncology continues to be a strong market for Illumina.
Centrillion Technologies received a multimillion US dollar investment from WeDoctor while Centrillion Technologies Taiwan obtained a strategic investment from Arm IoT Fund.
With data from more than a million people, researchers found 111 new or known atrial fibrillation-related loci, providing clues to the condition's biology.
Using genotype and phenotype data from the UK Biobank project, a Stanford investigator uncovered variants linked to low bone mineral density.
Researchers used brain expression data from mice with well-documented sleep traits to identify gene networks that overlap with those in human depression.
Vela purchased Great Basin for $1.4 million in June, and will reopen its Utah-based lab, rehire employees, and commercialize the firm's infectious disease platform.
The company develops microarray-based pathogen detection products based on a proprietary genotyping technology.
Data for hundreds of thousands of participants led to 20 new risk loci for allergic rhinitis, which were further examined by functional annotation and fine mapping.
Array-based copy number analysis of primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas and matched lymph node metastases revealed a tumor cluster with ties to survival.
The research team has founded a startup called Ampera Life to commercialize the technology to detect genetic mutations and infectious agents in patients.
To explore the genetic basis of clonal hematopoiesis and its consequences, researchers analyzed genotyping data for more than 151,000 UK Biobank participants.
Using data from the UK Biobank, researchers explored relative contributions that genetics and lifestyle make to cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk.
A large meta-analysis and functional genomic assessment of a risky HLA haplotype uncovered hypomethylation that alters immune-related expression at the locus.
The researchers used nasal swabs, RNA sequencing, and machine learning algorithms to identify 90 genes linked to mild to moderate asthma in patients.
An association study involving more than 100,000 individuals led to overlapping and distinct variants involved in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and subtypes of each.
Using data for more than 140,000 individuals, researchers narrowed in on 63 new prostate cancer-associated loci and established a polygenic score linked to enhanced risk.
Using genotype and blood plasma protein information for thousands of healthy individuals, researchers documented variants influencing plasma protein levels.
During a webcast to discuss the recent funding announcement for genome centers, project organizers offered details on data generation and return of results.
At ASCO, researchers presented on the WINTHER trial, which despite setbacks showed that both DNA and RNA analysis can be used to guide personalized treatment strategies.
Using genotyping profiles for nearly 256,000 individuals, researchers uncovered more than 100 new loci involved in nearsightedness.
The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.
The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.
Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.
In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.