Analyzing samples from Iceland and elsewhere, researchers uncovered one known and two new risk loci for aortic valve stenosis that are also associated with other heart risk pathways.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
"Going forward, the KIF6 story should serve as a valuable reminder of the potential pitfalls present in prematurely adopting a genomic test without sufficient evidence," according to an editorial accompanying the study.
Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.
Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.
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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.