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Investigators used sequence data for more than 200 ancient individuals from Mongolia and Russia to look at population migrations and interactions.
The deal allows PerkinElmer to expand its portfolio of automated life sciences discovery and applied genomics products to include gene editing and gene modulation tools.
Genes in immune-related pathways were among those flagged when researchers used RNA sequencing on blood samples to look at functional genetic features in the population.
Qiagen can now sell Phase's proprietary proximity-ligation technology for chromatin conformational analysis research in the US.
Antibacterial and psychiatric drugs could counteract gene expression patterns seen in COVID-19, according to data presented at the virtual ASHG conference.
The genetic population structures of dogs and humans broadly resemble one another, suggesting that as people migrated, so did dogs.
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology researchers sequenced the nuclear genome isolated from 34,000-year-old skull bone uncovered in eastern Mongolia.
Results of three studies, which had overlapping findings, were presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2020 virtual meeting on Wednesday.
An international team of researchers analyzed whole-genome sequencing data from about 400 individuals from more than two dozen ethnolinguistic groups.
At ASHG, a FinnGen researcher reported new recessive disease associations for cataracts, hearing loss, and other conditions, identified through the population study.
The researchers not only tied a variant near TOMM40 to Alzheimer's disease, but also two variants not previously implicated in risk for the disease.
The firms will conduct PacBio whole-genome sequencing on epilepsy patients to generate variant profiles that can help the development of diagnostic assays.
More than 198,000 LOF variants turned up in exome sequences from 49,960 UK Biobank participants, including variants with potential ties to human traits.
The study compared SARS-CoV-2 to SARS-CoV-1 and MERS to find viral commonalities, and combined the analyses with real-world clinical data to suggest treatments.
The researchers analyzed nearly a dozen new samples from various regions of Vanuatu and different eras in combination with previously published samples.
The researchers said their analysis of healthcare and exome data identified 285 genes overall that were significantly associated with developmental disorders.
Researchers identified one germline variant near TET2 that appears to be specific to individuals of African ancestry.
The researchers also developed a web-based tool based on the data they gathered that could help predict COVID-19 severity in patients.
The genome-wide association study, conducted by a DeCode Genetics-led team, further uncovered variants influencing the perception of licorice and cinnamon smells.
The effort, which will be the flagship project of the Children's Mercy Research Institute, aims to collect genomic data from 30,000 children and their families.
New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.
According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.
The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.
In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.