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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.

Concerns Expressed

Retraction Watch reports expressions of concern have been added to two papers from Cleveland Clinic researchers.

Using samples from heart failure patients and healthy controls, researchers uncovered a gene that, when absent in mice, reduced their risk of heart failure.

Using CRISPR mouse and iPS cell models, the researchers showed that a rare maternally inherited variant is a genetic modifier of two paternally inherited variants.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.

Backed by €19 million in EU funding, the initiative, called [email protected], will create a research platform that could change the way cardiovascular diseases are diagnosed and treated.

A Johns Hopkins team reported its finding in JAMA Cardiology, backed by SNP array data from 21,870 participants culled from several large cardiovascular studies.

In Science this week: influence of gut microbiome metabolism on host, and more.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.

Investigators intend to genotype the biorepository using Illumina arrays with the aim of identifying markers that can be used to inform treatment and prevention efforts.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.