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In PLOS this week: phenome-wide association study of psychiatric disorder polygenic risk scores, CNV patterns in rhesus macaques, and more.

The study also found that certain genes may influence multiple complex traits, while others only affect one phenotype, making them worthwhile therapeutic targets.

As Kids and Adults

Cosmos reports that people who are at genetic risk of developing depression as adults are also more likely to have problems as children.

An analysis of almost 43,000 individuals under 17 years suggests polygenic scores for adult conditions such as depression may coincide with childhood psychopathology.

A new study showed that relying on minimal phenotyping could impede researchers' ability to identify genetic pathways specific to major depressive disorder.

The precision medicine company also is accelerating its push into diabetes, depression, and cardiology after getting its solid-tumor test turnaround down to 9 days. 

Now valued at $5 billion, the company will apply the new funding to continue its expansion in diabetes, depression, and cardiology. 

Some of these shared loci were associated with higher BMI, but some were linked to lower BMI, particularly those also linked to schizophrenia.

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions.

SelectHealth will cover PGx testing for Intermountain employees and beneficiaries with major depressive disorder who have failed treatment.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.