brain disease GWAS Reveals New Loci Linked to Brain White Matter Microstructure Starting with a genome-wide association study, researchers saw genetic contributors to specific white matter tracts, along with related genes, pathways, cell types, and drug targets. Post-Infectious Hydrocephalus in Ugandan Children Traced Back to Bacterial, Viral Pathogens The researchers identified a strain of the bacterium Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus as well as cytomegalovirus among samples from infants with the condition. Altered Immune Cell Activity Reported in Aging Mouse, Human Brains From single-cell RNA sequence data on neurogenic brain samples from young and old mice, researchers saw T cell activity that seems to staunch neural stem cell proliferation. PsychENCODE Studies Explore Brain Development, Neuropsychiatric Regulatory Features In a set of new studies, members of an international team mapped gene variation, expression, and regulatory interactions in developing and adult human brains. Single-Cell Study Explores Transcriptome in Developing Mouse Cerebellum The RNA-seq data, for nearly 40,000 cells from the developing mouse brain, can be explored through an interactive online interface called Cell Seek. Jun 21, 2018 Systems Biology Study of Alzheimer's Disease Supports Ties to Virus Jan 4, 2018 KRAS Mutations Revealed in Rare Vascular Brain Condition Feb 27, 2017 Mutations in DCC Gene Linked to Multiple Brain Malformation Conditions Jul 26, 2016 Human Brain Cortex Structures Mediated by Genetic Factors Jun 23, 2016 Sequencing of Postmortem Brain Reveals Neuronal Subtypes Oct 25, 2013 Agilent, South Korean Institute Collaborate on Neurometabolomics Research Apr 11, 2012 Brain-Specific Somatic Mutations Detected in Epilepsy-Causing Overgrowth Condition Breaking News New Method Generates High-Resolution Transcriptome-Wide Spatial Gene Expression Maps GE Healthcare, University of Cambridge Team on AI-Based Precision Oncology Qiagen Sued for Allegedly Infringing Patent With Wi-Fi-Connected Instrument Oppenheimer, BTIG Initiate Coverage of MDxHealth at Outperform, Buy Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Invitae, Beckman Coulter, Ancient DNA, and More Radiomics, OncoDNA Partner to ID Lung Cancer Biomarkers The Scan Omicron's Emergence The World Health Organization has called Omicron a SARS-CoV-2 "variant of concern," the Los Angeles Times writes. Not as Much Merck's pill to treat COVID-19 reduces the risk of hospitalization and death among COVID-19 patients by less than previously reported, the New York Times says. Bats That Hang Together Discover magazine writes that researchers have found a social microbiome among vampire bats. PLOS Papers on CEWAS, Simian Varicella Virus Transcriptome, Dermatomyositis Markers In PLOS this week: multi-omic approach to home in on genetic risk variants, transcriptomic analysis of the simian varicella virus, and more.