hypertriglyceridemia

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced new preclinical data demonstrating the delivery capabilities of its GalNAc conjugate technology in its hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia programs.

The researchers identified an accumulation of rare variants in four genes identified by GWAS. They now plan to sequence more candidate genes using Sanger sequencing and, eventually, next-generation sequencing.

Using genome-wide association and targeted re-sequencing studies, a Canadian-led research team has uncovered common and rare genetic variants in four genes that are over-represented in individuals with extremely high blood triglyceride levels.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.