immune system diseases Genetic Study of Skin Pigmentation in African Americans Uncovers Links to Vitamin D Deficiency Starting with a genome-wide association study focused on skin pigmentation, investigators identified genetic variants with additional ties to vitamin D levels. Enpicom Sees Personalized Medicine Coming Into Focus After Busy 2020 Premium The Dutch bioinformatics firm's ImmunoGenomiX technology platform is helping researchers develop therapies for COVID-19 as well as for cancer. HTG to Expand Disease Reach With New Whole-Transcriptome Profiling Product Mid-2021 Premium The firm aims to launch an early-access program by the end of the year, followed by a second white paper before the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in January. Autoimmunity Insights Gleaned From GWAS of Immune Cell Traits A genome-wide association study focused on hundreds of immune cell features identified genetic risk variants involved in several autoimmune conditions. Adaptive Biotechnologies, Takara Bio T Cell Receptor Sequencing Methods Rank High in Benchmarking Study Premium An international team of researchers put nine immune cell sequencing methods head to head, including RNA-based and DNA-based ones, using the same T-cell sample. Aug 4, 2020 Sequencing Uncovers Mutation, Treatment for Rare Genetic Autoimmune Disorder May 7, 2020 Primary Immunodeficiency Study Highlights Monogenic, Common Variant Disease Contributors Apr 20, 2020 Blueprint Genetics, NICER Consortium Developing Genetic Test for Immunologic, Hematologic Disorders Feb 13, 2020 Blood Vitamin D Levels Tied to Dozens of Genetic Variants in UK Biobank GWAS Jan 20, 2020 Multi-Disease Diagnostic Platform Project Receives €22.5M in EU Funding Dec 19, 2019 Blood Cell Transcriptome Atlas Enables Study of Immune Disorders Jun 13, 2019 GlaxoSmithKline, UC's Doudna Establish $67M Genomics, CRISPR Research Lab May 9, 2019 Enpicom, DDL to Partner on Immunogenomics Sequencing, Analysis Mar 7, 2019 NYCKidSeq Project Aims to Improve Communication of Genomic Test Results Premium Jan 30, 2019 iReceptor Plus Consortium Wants to Improve Immunological Data Sharing Premium Jan 22, 2019 Circulating B Cell Antibody Repertoire in Healthy Individuals is Highly Diverse, Study Reveals Jan 15, 2019 Immunological Data Sharing Consortium Wins €8.4M Award From EU, Canada Nov 15, 2018 Variants Impacting Gene Expression of Immune Cell Types Emerge From Study Nov 13, 2018 1CellBio, Open Medicine Institute Partner on Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Oct 9, 2018 10,000 Immunomes Project Establishes Initial Baseline for Healthy Immune System Sep 28, 2018 Multi-Omic Analysis Finds SCID Gene Therapy Rebuilds Patients' Immune Cells, Microbiomes Aug 2, 2018 Study Lays Path for Development of Epiontis' PCR-Based Cell-Counting Tests Premium Jul 19, 2018 Deep Learning-Based Method Predicts Non-Coding Mutation Effects, Disease Risk Premium Jun 20, 2018 Exome Sequencing Helps Diagnose Primary Antibody Deficiency Patients Apr 26, 2018 Single-Cell Study Finds Chromatin Epigenetic Variability Rises with Age Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.