Research led by Stanford's Mike Snyder has inspired a new company, Q Bio, offering genomic and other analyses, and longitudinal tests to track individuals' health.
Investigators identified a set of inflammatory proteins that appears to coincide with current and future risk of end-stage renal disease in individuals with diabetes.
Decreased sales in the firm's centralized and point-of-care business and diabetes care business were partially offset by strong growth in the molecular diagnostics business.
Centene will contribute up to $100 million over 10 years to fund research into Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity at WashU.
The assessment incorporates different ethnic backgrounds, but debate continues among researchers on the utility of polygenic risk scores for diabetes.
With gut metagenomic sequences from two population cohorts, investigators identified associations between health traits and microbial structural variants.
23andMe is now offering a type 2 diabetes risk test, according to MIT's Technology Review.
Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.
Several of the novel variants the researchers identified are more common among individuals of Japanese ancestry than of European background.
Researchers were able to classify 1,244 of 4,585 putatively clinically relevant rare variants genotyped on the UKB microarray as high quality.
At the Lancet, more than two dozen public health researchers condemn the conspiracy theories that have emerged surrounding the source of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Washington Post reports that Philip Leder, who helped uncover how DNA codes for proteins and studied the role of genes in cancer, has died.
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Pittsburgh look into how often de novo genes arise and how important they may be.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline for genotyping Alu retrotransposon mobile element insertions, previously undocumented non-coding RNAs, and more.