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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new transcriptome and expression quantitative trait loci-based analysis has narrowed in on gene variants that cause age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

One of the leading causes of blindness in people over the age of 65, AMD affects about 2 million people in the US, according to the National Eye Institute. The condition damages the macula and leads to the loss of central vision.

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.

Aug
22
Sponsored by
BC Platforms

This webinar will discuss how the Estonian Biobank, a cohort of more than 165,000 participants, is addressing industry challenges with data management and collaboration in the transition to precision medicine.

Aug
28
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will provide an overview of alternatives to the popular Cas9 nuclease used in CRISPR gene editing.