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Researchers found variants associated with coronary artery disease and migraine risk at three loci in a genome-wide association study, with opposing directional effects at two index SNPs.
UK and Swedish researchers used a Mendelian randomization approach to study the association between serum calcium and heart disease and heart attack risk.
Using data from the UK Biobank, a Harvard Medical School-led team of researchers has uncovered 15 new loci associated with coronary artery disease.
The international team says its findings may explain the evolutionary reasons for the maintenance of coronary artery disease in human populations.
Researchers found that certain somatic mutations in blood stem cells elevate coronary heart disease risk, likely by accelerating atherosclerosis.
The test is the first offered for the Sgx Clarity system, a fully automated in vitro diagnostic platform leveraging single-molecule counting technology.
The team performed a gene expression analysis to discover the new loci, bringing the total number of known risk loci associated with CAD to 73.
The firm has settled on a set of metabolite biomarkers, along with an algorithm, for its first version of a test for arterial plaque buildup.
The company plans to open a $20 million Series C round in Q2 of this year and launch a study to support a US Food and Drug Administration submission in mid-2018.
By studying variants in PCSK9, researchers reported the therapies targeting the gene would have some of the same effects as statins.
New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.
A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.
In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.