obsessive compulsive disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Exome Analysis Uncovers Contributions From Rare Coding Variants Exome sequence data from more than 1,300 OCD cases and almost 11,600 controls also revealed a higher load of damaging de novo mutations in male probands. Psychiatric Disorders Fall Into Groups With Shared Genetic Contributors in GWAS Meta-Analysis A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions. Tourette Disorder Risk Genes, Pathways Emerge From Expanded Trio Analysis Researchers explored the role of de novo variants and copy number alterations in the disease using new and existing exome sequences for children with Tourette disorder and their parents. Breaking News Lifespan Linked to Lower Protein Synthesis Gene Expression Pathogenic Variants in Disease-Causing Genes Have Low Penetrance on Average, Study Finds ESHG Calls Use of Polygenic Risk Scores in Preimplantation Testing Unethical Metagenomi Raises $175M in Series B Financing Round Twist Bioscience, Artisan Development Labs Collaborate on Antibody Discovery, Cell Therapies AnPac Bio Warned by Nasdaq Over Listing Requirement The Scan Sensor to Spot SARS-CoV-2 Exposure Yale researchers have developed a sensor that gauges SARS-CoV-2 exposure, according to the New Haven Register. Watching BA.2 A subtype of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant has been found in a number of countries, the Washington Post says. Vermont Weighs Genetic Discrimination Bill VT Digger reports Vermont legislators are considering a bill to bar insurer from denying customers coverage based on genetic information. PNAS Papers on Convergent Pathogen Effectors, Lineage-Related RNA Mutations, Desiccation-Tolerant Grass In PNAS this week: convergent evolution of pathogen effectors, algorithm to identify cell lineage features, and more.