Geisinger and UPenn researchers found that Titin truncations revealed by exome sequencing increased DCM risk in those with European but not with African ancestry.
Researchers tracked down monogenic risk variants, carriers, disease culprits, and more for 50 individuals with cardiomyopathy and 50 unaffected participants.
Using samples from heart failure patients and healthy controls, researchers uncovered a gene that, when absent in mice, reduced their risk of heart failure.
An Australian team developed a decision model for testing asymptomatic relatives of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy to assess the cost effectiveness of testing.
Color researchers reported that 21.7 percent of individuals with pathogenic variants in well-established genes did not meet guidelines for testing.
The two genome-wide scores to predict coronary artery disease risk, which were developed using UK Biobank data, were also valid in French-Canadians.
Akonni has received clearance for a molecular diagnostic instrument and a saliva-based pharmacogenomics test for warfarin metabolism.
The trials are part of the second phase of the Implementing Genomics in Practice program, which is slated to receive $42 million in funding over 5 years.
The facility will be mass spec-focused and comprise a service contract lab for developing protein tests and a CAP- and CLIA-certified lab for offering them.
The company's new strategic direction recognizes that the incorporation of genomics into patients' lives requires engaging other players in the complex healthcare ecosystem.
Gencove offers low-coverage whole-genome sequencing and has developed imputation algorithms and informatics to extract useful information from the data.
Individuals identified as needing homozygous FH evaluation will receive confirmatory genetic testing from Invitae and genetic counseling from Genome Medical.
Although analyses for other drugs in the class have failed to confirm the influence of genotype, Dalcor is moving forward with its clinical trial, expecting some results by the end of this year.
Geisinger will use the funding to develop genomic-based approaches for detecting arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy to aid in early intervention.
Researchers from the Genetics Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium tied loci in lipid homeostasis and other pathways to differences in waist-to-hip ratio.
IBM and the Broad Institute will codevelop algorithms to apply artificial intelligence to predict cardiovascular risk from genomic and clinical data.
The tests are designed to detect genetic variations including SNPs, insertion-deletions, copy number variations, and variations in segmental duplications.
The 9p21.3 locus influences the expression of other genes, and affects cell adhesion and contractile force of vascular smooth muscle cells.
A study presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting last week analyzed how counseling sessions affected patients on five measures.
GWAS summary statistics data led to three main loci with ties to both Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease, with additional enrichment at lipid-related sites.
The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.
Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.
Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.
In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.