osteoporosis Fauna Bio Gets $373K NIH Grant to Study Animal Genomes for Potential Drug Targets The company is studying hibernating animals to see if their genomes contain novel biological pathways that could be exploited to counteract complex human diseases. Genetic Study Explains Link Between Osteoporosis Drug, Cardiovascular Risk The findings underscore the value of carrying out large-scale human genetic analyses as part of drug target identification and validation efforts. Bone Mineral Density at Forefront in Genetic Fracture Risk Meta-Analysis Using data for more than 500,000 individuals, researchers found 15 fracture-linked loci and saw genetic interactions between fracture and bone mineral density. Bone Density GWAS Leads to New Loci, Osteoporosis Risk Score Using genotype and phenotype data from the UK Biobank project, a Stanford investigator uncovered variants linked to low bone mineral density. Bone Mineral Density GWAS Leads to New Loci With Potential Role in Osteoporosis More than 200 bone mineral density-linked loci turned up using data for over 140,000 individuals, including 153 new loci. Jan 6, 2016 Icelandic GWAS Reveals Variants Linked to Bone Mineral Density, Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Jan 24, 2013 NIAMS to Fund Research Cores for Musculoskeletal Conditions Apr 16, 2012 GWAS Meta-Analysis Finds Risk Variants for Osteoporosis-Related Bone Features and Fractures Dec 2, 2010 Dx Focus Dec 2, 2010: Clinical and Regulatory PCR and Nucleic Acid Testing News Premium Sep 7, 2010 TwinsUK and BGI to Study Epigenetics of 5,000 Twins under $30M Project Premium Aug 12, 2009 Lilly Readies Web Portal for PD2 Initiative; University of Cincinnati Joins List of Participants Premium Jul 1, 2009 Fate Therapeutics Licenses Stem-Cell Modulators for Bone Regeneration from UCLA Premium Apr 7, 2009 Short Reads: Apr 7, 2009 Premium Apr 2, 2009 MDRNA Sells Manufacturing Business to Par Pharmaceuticals to Hone RNAi Focus Premium Breaking News Pacific Biosciences Acquires Sample Preparation Firm Circulomics Bruker Posts 34 Percent Jump in Q2 Revenues GenomeWeb Index Gains Slightly in July as Fluidigm, PerkinElmer, Bio-Rad Post Strong Increases Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Wins $2.9M NIH Grant to Study Polygenic Embryo Screening Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: CDC, Bio-Rad, 10x Genomics, PerkinElmer, and More InterVenn Biosciences Closes $201M Series C Round The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.