hypertension Benign Hypertension-Causing Tumors Linked to Somatic Codriver Mutations Researchers identified a double-mutant form of hypertension-causing adrenal gland tumors that appear to form in response to hormone spikes during pregnancy, puberty, or menopause. PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more. 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. Apr 17, 2019 Geneticure Launches PGx Test Via Consumer-Facing Model; Pursuing Randomized Trial Premium 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 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.