anorexia Psychiatric Disorders Fall Into Groups With Shared Genetic Contributors in GWAS Meta-Analysis A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions. Anorexia GWAS Yields Risk Loci with Metabolic, Psychiatric Overlap A large genome-wide association meta-analysis and follow-up analyses revealed eight risk loci involving SNPs previously associated with body traits, metabolism, and psychiatric risk. Six Loci Linked to Personality Traits in Meta-Analysis The international team of researchers also examined the genetic ties between personality traits and psychiatric disorders. Study Links Two Gene Variants, One Pathway to Eating Disorder Risk NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the University of Iowa and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered variants in two related genes that appear to be associated with the risk of developing an eating disorder. Study Suggests Both Common SNPs and Rare CNVs May Contribute to Anorexia Risk By genotyping more than 1,000 individuals with anorexia nervosa and almost 4,000 unaffected controls, researchers have identified common SNPs and rare CNVs that appear to be linked to the condition. Apr 13, 2010 Researchers ID Variants in Hereditary Breast Cancer via Targeted Resequencing of Candidate Regions Premium Breaking News GenomeWeb Index Falls 6 Percent in November as Emergence of Omicron Spooks Markets Sequencing-Based MRD Detection in Bone Marrow May Predict ALL Relapse After CAR T-Cell Therapy Metabolomic Study Links 13 Metabolites to Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among African Americans Illumina Wins $8M Jury Verdict in BGI Patent Infringement Suit, Loses Patent Caris Life Sciences Facing FTC Lawsuit After Resisting Subpoena in Illumina, Grail Antitrust Case Biodesix, Spesana Partner to Improve Workflows for Lung Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Tests The Scan Panel Votes for COVID-19 Pill A US Food and Drug Administration panel has voted to support the emergency use authorization of an antiviral pill for COVID-19 from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, CNN says. But Not Harm New Scientist reports that UK bioethicists say that though gene editing may improve food production, it should not harm livestock welfare. Effectiveness Drop Anticipated Moderna's Stéphane Bancel predicts that that current SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be less effective against the Omicron variant, the Financial Times reports. Cell Studies of Human Chromatin Accessibility, SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Cell Signaling Networks In Cell this week: chromatin accessibility maps of adult human tissues, modeling to track SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, and more.