In PNAS this week: trait prediction algorithm, missense mutation linked to hearing loss, and more.
Researchers from Taiwan followed dozens of children who screened positive for deafness-related genotypes at birth, identifying those with hearing loss over six years.
In PLOS this week: GWAS links gene to noise-induced hearing loss in mice, population genetics of malaria parasites, and more.
By testing hundreds of children with brain tumors who were treated with cisplatin, researchers identified risk variants related to cisplatin ototoxicity.
By Doug Macron
In preparation for the launch, the laboratory is currently exploring the test in a clinical research setting and is hoping to sequence its first genome next month.
University of Iowa and Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported that they have developed and tested a method that uses target enrichment and massively parallel sequencing to find variants behind non-syndromic hearing loss.
Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.
The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.
Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.