The researchers believe that the discovery of the genetic loci linked to T2D and CHD will lead to therapeutic opportunities to lower the risk of both diseases.
Startups offering blockchain technology to support genomics and precision medicine still need to prove themselves and find markets.
The newly announced Microbiome Immunity Project seeks to discover links between autoimmune diseases and bacteria in and on the human body.
The collaboration will place T1D in the field of precision medicine, potentially allowing JDRF to identify factors that potentially lead to T1D.
On a conference call, the firm's CEO said that it and other industry players are pushing to postpone implementation of PAMA to no earlier than July 1, 2018.
Using small RNA sequencing, investigators found miRNAs in the blood that track with cirrhosis, hepatitis, type 2 diabetes, or acetaminophen toxicity.
In Science this week: a protective gene in C. elegans, and combining EHRs with genetic data to ID HLA-associated variants
The researchers noted that 93 of the newly identified loci are found in both African-American and European populations, and only 18 are European-specific.
Using monogenic diabetes registry examples, a University of Chicago researcher argued that appropriate genetic testing is needed to detect monogenic diabetes.
At the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting in Phoenix, WuXi presented results from a pilot study involving 190 individuals.
Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.
Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.
Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.
In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.