The phenome-wide association study focused on SNPs near potential drug target sites with ties to one or more phenotypes that might impact target suitability.
In adults and children with Crohn's, miR-31 was found at higher levels in gut tissue, and the cases marked by lower expression tended to have poorer outcomes.
Researchers compared findings from genome-wide association studies for 62 traits or conditions with genes implicated in 20 Mendelian disorder types, uncovering new ties.
In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.
Genome-wide polygenic risk scores highlight those at risk of coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes, IBD, and breast cancer.
Researchers integrated results from a pathogen-host association study with available clinical data to find variants influencing both infection responses and other disease risks.
Using genotype and blood plasma protein information for thousands of healthy individuals, researchers documented variants influencing plasma protein levels.
Microbiotica will use its metagenomics microbiome platform to help Genentech develop biomarkers, targets, and medicines for inflammatory bowel disease.
Researchers searched exome sequences of more than 100,000 individuals for associations to more than a dozen quantitative human traits and 10 diseases.
Genome-wide association study hits can uncover potential therapies for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.
Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.
Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.
In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.
An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.