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 Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.