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The AHA said genetic testing is useful in the management of several inherited diseases such as cardiomyopathies and familial hypercholesterolemia.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.

A study presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting last week analyzed how counseling sessions affected patients on five measures.

In PNAS this week: sequencing approaches to characterize cisplatin-mediated DNA damage, somatic mosaicism in long-QT syndrome case, and more.

The firm will provide in-kind testing for 900 cases in the Sudden Death in the Young registry where the cause of death could not be determined by an autopsy.

In PLOS this week: parent-of-origin effects, framework to uncover clinically important mutations from whole genome sequence data, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By combining a meta-analysis with follow-up experiments in two model systems, an international team of researchers uncovered 14 new loci associated with heart rate and homed

By Uduak Grace Thomas
A new computer model of the human heart could help predict side effects of drugs used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, according to its developers.

The companies will study the potential role of galectin-3 in screening patients for cardiac-resynchronization therapy.

The partners are deciding whether to run the multiplex test on a microarray or a sequencing platform. Factors in the decision include the complexity of the test and the technical feasibility of multiplexed, targeted resequencing.

The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.