Data from 43 genome-wide association studies have led researchers to individual variants and genetic factors that influence multiple phenotypes and conditions.
Researchers used genomic approaches to search for disease clues in purified cells from ileum or colon biopsies of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients.
IQuity's current tests analyze gene expression patterns detected in mRNA, but the firm is also exploring the diagnostic potential of long non-coding RNAs.
At the Personalized Medicine World Conference, researchers talked about how understanding the microbiome is leading to therapies aimed at keeping it healthy.
Microbe and metabolite patterns in gut samples from Cheyenne and Arapaho individuals shared features with those previously reported in inflammatory bowel disease.
Through a meta-analysis of 10 pediatric-onset autoimmune diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers found 22 loci shared among the conditions.
The test, which detects various bacterial species in fecal samples, is expected to be submitted to US regulators before the end of this year.
The technology links distinctive genomic variants in bacteria of the human gut microbiome to two forms of inflammatory bowel disease.
The firm will pair up with the university's APC Microbiome Institute to develop microbiome-based therapies for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Three organizations are partnering to support research on epigenetic factors related to the development and treatment of the disease.
The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.
An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.
The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.
In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.