The researchers plan to analyze clinical records and genetic data from whole-exome sequencing for more than 3,000 patients using DNAnexus' Apollo platform.
In PLOS this week: map of breakpoints in individuals with complex chromosomal rearrangements, sequence of virus that infects African armyworm, and more.
In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.
In a meta-analysis of nearly 70,000 individuals, researchers estimated that low-frequency coding variants contribute about 5 percent of multiple sclerosis risk.
A team led by the University of British Columbia homed in on a variant that linked to increased liver enzyme levels and liver injury during interferon-β treatment.
A large meta-analysis and functional genomic assessment of a risky HLA haplotype uncovered hypomethylation that alters immune-related expression at the locus.
Linguamatics' I2E natural language processing engine helps Sanofi match HLA alleles with multiple sclerosis and associated drug treatments.
The Regeneron Genetics Center will sequence the full exomes of all DNA samples in the non-profit group's open-access biospecimen repository.
Qualified patients will have immediate access to IQuity's MS test, with expected access later to an IBD-IBS test, and a fibromyalgia test.
The study aims to identify genetic markers of multiple sclerosis, including ones that can be used for disease diagnosis.
The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.
Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.
A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.
In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.