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A GWAS that incorporated magnetic resonance imaging data for UK Biobank participants led to 45 previously undetected risk loci related to dilated cardiomyopathy.

Scoring the Risk

Discover writes that polygenic risk scores could help identify people at risk of disease who might not be spotted using traditional risk factors.

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. 

Although polygenic risk scores for coronary artery disease can slightly improve standard risk assessment tools, the predicted clinical impact remains small.

With data from UK Biobank participants, investigators identified dozens of snoring-related genetic loci and links to traits such as weight, smoking, and sleep apnea.

The Ottawa-based molecular diagnostics maker also plans to enter applied markets in the near term, and ultimately point-of-care infectious disease testing.

New research suggests that a set of common variants on chromosome 22 may influence heart defects associated with a condition called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

Led by investigators at the University of Oslo, the four-year CoMorMent project is slated to commence next month with a total budget of €6 million.

Individuals with high genetic susceptibility to heart disease but good sleep habits appeared less likely to develop disease than those with poor sleep patterns.

Members, spouses, and adult dependents from 13 locals will have access to Color's genomic services, including physician-ordered genetic tests.

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President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.

In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.