hypertension Giraffe Genome Assembly, Functional Analyses Highlight Variants Linked to Height Adaptations The findings could additionally inform future studies of cardiovascular disease and hypertension treatments for people. Rare Variant Study Suggests Blood Pressure Traits May Have Ties to Development, Heart Conditions Exome array-wide association and rare variant-focused genome-wide association meta-analyses led to 87 rare variants with ties to one or more blood pressure traits. Genetic Risk for High Blood Pressure, Obesity Also Linked to Shorter Lifespan An analysis of biobank data from Japan, the UK, and Finland found the link between obesity and lifespan was stronger among individuals with European ancestry. Finnish Exomes Yield New Trait, Disease Associations Involving Rare, Deleterious Variants With exome sequences for tens of thousands of Finns, researchers identified deleterious variants linked to dozens of clinically relevant quantitative traits. Geneticure Launches PGx Test Via Consumer-Facing Model; Pursuing Randomized Trial Premium Though the test is already commercially available, the firm met with the FDA last year to discuss plans for a randomized controlled trial to support regulatory approval. Oct 22, 2018 GeneATLAS Database Documents Diverse Trait Associations Detected With UK Biobank Data Jun 27, 2018 Lifestyle, Genetics Independently Predict Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Risk Apr 10, 2018 Common Allele Linked to Sugar Consumption Leads to Lower Body Fat, Higher Blood Pressure Mar 29, 2018 Geisinger PheWAS Uncovers SNPs Associated With Diverse Diseases, Clinical Measurements Feb 15, 2018 New Blood Pressure Loci Identified in Smoking Status-Informed GWAS Feb 5, 2018 Chloride Ion Channel Mutations Implicated in Hormone Condition Leading to Hypertension Dec 5, 2017 Kidney Disease Diagnoses Feasible by Exome Sequencing, Study Finds Nov 15, 2017 Healthy Gut Microbiome Variation, Disease-Related Declines Described in New Studies Jul 25, 2017 Quest Q2 Revenues Grow 2 Percent as Industry Pushes for Delay In PAMA Implementation Feb 13, 2017 Personalized Medicine Startup Gauging Utility of Hypertension-Focused PGx Test in Randomized Study Premium Sep 12, 2016 New Blood Pressure, Hypertension Loci Identified Through Large Analyses Dec 2, 2015 Research Team Identifies Genes Involved in Physical Aging Sep 21, 2015 Multi-Ancestry GWAS Uncovers a Dozen New Loci Linked to Blood Pressure Mar 20, 2015 Gene Expression Meta-analysis Leads to Blood Pressure Signature Dec 3, 2014 African Genome Variation Project Enlightens Population History, Provides Basis for Disease Studies Premium Nov 14, 2014 Study Suggests Genetic Information May Lead to Behavioral Changes for Individuals with Sodium Sensitivity May 15, 2014 Linkage Analysis, Exome Sequencing Uncover Novel Variants Associated with Metabolic Syndrome Dec 6, 2013 Utrecht University Team Completes 'Proof-of-Concept' Proteogenomics Study Premium Jul 25, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: 2013.07.25 Apr 4, 2012 UNC Analysis Finds Beta1-AR Alleles Impact Survival in Patients Treated with Beta-Blockers Premium Load More Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.