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A sequencing study of patients with early-onset dementia often found pathogenic or likely contributory variants in several genes.
The grants were awarded through the organization's Diagnostic Accelerator, a partnership between the charity and various philanthropic partners.
Using data for almost 10,900 Latino individuals with diverse ancestry, investigators identified distinct patterns for risky or protective APOE variants.
The assay was shown to have a simpler workflow and was able to detect mosaicism, with only a slight decrease in sensitivity compared to a lab-developed test.
Using large-scale GWAS data, researchers saw shared genetic contributors for ALS and frontotemporal dementia, as well as ALS and progressive supranuclear palsy.
Speakers at HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference said while sequencing results sometimes result in a diagnosis and change in care, they often have no consequence.
The startup was cofounded by the Broad Institute's Feng Zhang and Harvard's David Walt among others, and raised $15.6 million in June.
Based on their genome-wide association study, investigators argued that the dementia condition is not simply an extension of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.
Researchers saw partial overlap between variants influencing age-related methylation and neuronal patterns and those implicated in other traits or diseases.
The firm is leveraging its broad network and deep diagnostics test portfolio to provide integrated solutions around clinical problems.
The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.
The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.
Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.