Thousands of parent-child exomes helped researchers identify apparently causative mobile element insertions in a handful of children with developmental disorders.
Acquired epilepsy is a form of the neurological disorder that results from other conditions such as stroke, infections, and traumatic brain injury.
The search uncovered two post-traumatic stress disorder loci in Europeans and a third in individuals with African ancestry, highlighting immune- and brain-related genes.
The organizations noted in a letter to HHS and FDA that they "believe the agency's actions may in fact inflict greater harm on patients and impede innovation."
Researchers also uncovered associations between any psychotic experience and the genetic liability for schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder.
The analysis further found that the degree of network perturbation correlated with the severity of toddlers' autism spectrum disorder.
The blood-based test is designed to detect changes in levels of microRNAs that are enriched in specific brain regions affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Investigators identified dozens of Alzheimer's-related epigenetic signatures based on cytosine methylation and other profiles in Alzheimer's-related cell lines and patient samples.
NanoView will develop custom antibody-based assays on its ExoView platform to identify EVs containing biomarkers potentially linked to the neurological disorders.
The company provided updates on its newborn screening testing presence.
The researchers identified genes that specifically extend the lifespan of neurons and found genes that increase the number of neurites in the brain.
Researchers compared gene expression patterns in the brains of people with and without schizophrenia to uncover differences in when genes were expressed.
The company expects the rollout of more reliable, user-friendly platforms will increase instrument usage among a substantial segment of its customer base.
The partners are working under NIAAA grants to identify genetic markers to help predict response to the drug acamprosate, which is used as a treatment for alcoholism.
In European American military veterans, the study led to several genetic loci with ties to the severity of a core PTSD symptom known as reexperiencing.
The teams used different sequencing approaches — one using long reads and the other short reads — to uncover repeat expansions in people with a rare disease.
The firm will use the proceeds to continue developing its Proteograph platform, build its proteomic database, and develop liquid biopsy products for early disease detection.
A SUNY Upstate team identified potential PD biomarkers in patients' oral microbiomes, which may lead to a saliva-based assay for early-stage disease.
The group will start a pilot study at Columbia University next week to sequence genes from 600 Parkinson's disease patients before expanding to a larger cohort.
Fulgent will use its Parkinson's disease NGS panel to target seven genes linked to the condition and generate curated reports for doctors and researchers.
An initial analysis suggests the novel coronavirus from Wuhan that is sickening people might come from snakes, a team of virologists writes at the Conversation.
DNA testing confirms captured Chicago coyote same as the one that bit a boy near a nature museum, the Chicago Tribune reports.
An analysis of Tibetan ice cores uncovers more than two dozen previously unknown virus groups, LiveScience reports.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of four children buried in Cameroon approximately 3,000 and 8,000 years ago, and more.