heart disease MIT-Led Team Develops Genomics Platform to Support Heart Disease Treatment Decisions Premium The platform is already being used in drug development and could eventually be harnessed to guide therapy selection in at-risk patients. Finnish Cardiometabolic Study Uncovers Strong Effect of Structural Variants Along with SNP associations, Finnish genome sequences revealed structural variants with strong effects on cardiovascular or metabolic traits. Genomics Plc Looks to Grow 'Genomic Prevention' With Polygenic Risk Scores Premium In two recent papers, the UK startup demonstrated the integration of polygenic risk scoring into primary care screening and workflows. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Studies Reveal Common Contributors, Risk Score Genome-wide association studies offer a look at the rare and common contributors to the heart condition, pointing to possible prediction and treatment tools. Pharmacogenetic Testing for Statin Side Effects Doesn't Result in Worse Blood Cholesterol Levels Patients who underwent SLCO1B1 testing were able to lower their cholesterol levels similarly to those who did not, indicating that testing does not cause harm. Nov 23, 2020 Rare Variant Study Suggests Blood Pressure Traits May Have Ties to Development, Heart Conditions Sep 4, 2020 Complex Genetics Identified for Heart Condition Affecting Seemingly Healthy Young Women Sep 3, 2020 Blood Cell Traits Linked to Individual Loci, Polygenic Contributors in International Studies Jun 29, 2020 Noncoding De Novo Mutations Contribute to Congenital Heart Disease, Sequencing Study Finds Jun 19, 2020 Incidental Findings Most Frequent in Cancer Risk Genes, EMERGE III Data Show May 8, 2020 Dilated Cardiomyopathy Risk Loci, Polygenic Score Emerge From Heart Imaging GWAS Mar 16, 2020 With $100M in New Funding, Tempus Targets Diseases Beyond Cancer Premium Feb 18, 2020 Polygenic Risk Score Studies Suggest Conventional Heart Disease Prediction Methods Still Preferable Feb 14, 2020 Genetic Study of Snoring Highlights Ties to Diverse Traits, Behaviors Jan 28, 2020 Spartan Bioscience Pushing to Commercialize Personalized Heart Test Premium Dec 20, 2019 Study Sees Possible Common Variant Modifiers For Syndromic Heart Condition Dec 18, 2019 Nordic Project Aims to Investigate Link Between Mental Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease Premium Dec 18, 2019 Healthy Sleep Patterns May Counteract Genetic Susceptibility of Heart Disease, Stroke Dec 3, 2019 Color, Teamsters Partner to Provide Genomics Services to Union Members, Families Oct 2, 2019 Liquid Biopsy Test Targets Early Detection of Diabetes Complications, Cancers Premium Sep 3, 2019 Molecular Aging Initiative to Profile Clonal Hematopoiesis Consequences in Patient Populations Premium Jul 31, 2019 Finnish Exomes Yield New Trait, Disease Associations Involving Rare, Deleterious Variants Jun 11, 2019 Polygenic Risk Scores Predict Heart Disease in French-Canadian Cohort Apr 11, 2019 FH Foundation, Invitae, Genome Medical Partner on Genetic Testing Initiative Apr 5, 2019 Healthy Nevada Project Identifies Individuals at Risk for Disease That Are Missed by Guidelines Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.