In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.
Backed by €19 million in EU funding, the initiative, called BigData@Heart, 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.
A chromosome 15 variant may have ties to congenital heart failure in breast cancer patients who receive treatment with the anthracycline chemotherapy doxorubicin.
The European Commission recently awarded the researchers €1.5 million to probe the mechanics of heart failure using proteomic, genomic, and epidemiological approaches.
Along with scientists from the University of Leicester, the researchers picked the Xevo TQ-S micro platform to do a pilot study on heart failure patient samples.
In Science this week: erratum to Eurasian admixture in African report, and more.
A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.
A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.
Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.
In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.