The partners aim to identify genetic factors common to individuals with asthma and asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome.
The researchers used nasal swabs, RNA sequencing, and machine learning algorithms to identify 90 genes linked to mild to moderate asthma in patients.
In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.
Owlstone will give AstraZeneca access to its Breath Biopsy Services to identify breath-based biomarkers for stratifying and treating asthma and COPD patients.
CU Denver and UC San Francisco teams are independently performing whole-genome sequencing to find genes involved in reduced efficacy of a common bronchodilator drug.
Penn bioinformaticians are testing REALGAR, an application to simplify searches of GWAS, WGS, RNA-seq, and other test results for wet-lab researchers.
In Nature this week: Armillaria fungal genomes; risk variants linked to asthma, eczema, and hay fever; and more.
A genome-wide association meta-analysis involving hundreds of thousands of individuals led to 130 new and known risk variants linked to all three allergic conditions.
Researchers identified rises and declines in disease risk that appeared to coincide with the proportion of ancestry from Mapuche and Aymara populations.
In PLOS this week: mitochondrial mutation linked to tubulointerstitial kidney disease, asthma protection variant, and more.
The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.
In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.
Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.