atrial fibrillation

Using data from the UK Biobank, researchers explored relative contributions that genetics and lifestyle make to cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: resource to track Mendelian disease-related variants in dogs, microRNAs linked to atrial fibrillation in surgical patients, and more.

The prospective analysis suggests that the approach could help clinicians identify patients at risk of a stroke who could benefit from anticoagulant treatment.

With a two-stage atrial fibrillation GWAS, researchers took a crack at untangling the pathways, regulatory features, and tissue types contributing to the heart condition.

Backed by €19 million in EU funding, the initiative, called BigData@Heart, will create a research platform that could change the way cardiovascular diseases are diagnosed and treated.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic regions affecting parental care in mice, and more.

A pair of studies also uncovered atrial fibrillation risk loci specific to East Asian populations, particularly near SH3PXD2A.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ramifications of multi-nucleotide de novo mutations, circulating microRNAs and atrial fibrillation, and more.

The researchers examined nine atrial fibrillation-linked SNPs in more than 16,500 people.

ARCA aims to boost participation by easing stringent enrollment criteria in a study investigating Gencaro in heart failure patients with a favorable response genotype.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.