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A genome-wide association study in almost 193,000 Europeans led to 61 eye color-related loci, some of which also influence iris pigmentation of Asian individuals.

Analyzing DNA from a mass grave in Croatia, investigators evaluated the ancestry and relatedness of victims of a massacre that took place 6,200 years ago.

An international team came up with a 22-point framework for developing, validating, and reporting polygenic risk scores used for predicting traits and conditions.

Two studies examined the emergence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 viral variants and lineages, and highlighted the need for genomic viral surveillance.

The study uncovered virus-specific as well as shared host factors, including a lysosomal protein that SARS-CoV-2 requires to infect primary lung cells.

The approach provides new insights into genetic differences between various disorders in order to improve their diagnosis and treatment.

The company is studying hibernating animals to see if their genomes contain novel biological pathways that could be exploited to counteract complex human diseases.

Barrow Neurological Institute and the University of Utah will use Datavant technology to link known mutations to phenotypes in the disease registry.

With genetic data from nearly 18,500 Finnish individuals, investigators retraced fine-scale population patterns in the country over several decades.

 

Two studies identified common and rare regulatory variants in iPSC lines, including those with ties to disease or differentiation.

At AGBT, UCSC's Karen Miga provided updates on the human pangenome reference project and the telomere-to-telomere consortium's genome assembly work.

With a long-read sequencing and de novo genome assembly strategy, investigators found structural variants and hotspots that have been missed in the past.

The polygenic risk test analyzes an individual's genes for more than 100,000 SNPs associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Investigators detected more than 100 risk loci for primary open-angle glaucoma, with mostly similar effects in people with European, Asian, or African ancestry.

The researchers found new molecular pathways of resistance, including hypoxia tolerance, protein folding, and mitochondria respiration.

With the help of ancient and modern DNA samples, the researchers found some overlap between the spread of genetic ancestry and languages in East Asia.

The mutations in these underappreciated noncanonical genes were overrepresented in the E. coli genomes, indicating they were clinically relevant.

Using metagenomic and bacterial reference genome sequences, researchers assembled a collection of bacteriophage genomes from individuals around the world.

One of the ancient mammoths sequenced belongs to a previously unknown lineage that hybridized with woolly mammoths to give rise to Columbian mammoths.

Using whole-genome sequence data for thousands of African American individuals, researchers teased out ancestry effects on polygenic risk of the conditions.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.