News on genetic research, including genome-wide association studies, genotyping, metagenomics, basic research in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.
Researchers Use Multiomic Data to Generate Genetic Scores to Predict Disease, Traits
Using a machine leaning model, University of Cambridge-led researchers developed genetic scores for 17,227 molecular traits.
Bipolar Disorder Research Initiative Awards $15M for Brain Genetics, Omics Platforms
BD2, a collaboration between three family philanthropies and the Milken Institute, made the awards to two teams for large-scale sequencing and a brain atlas.
Cell-Free DNA Sequencing Can Detect Clonal Hematopoiesis in Cancer Patients
Researchers used the new technique on 4,324 plasma samples of cancer patients.
Study of Medieval Swahili Peoples Finds African, Asian Genetic Ancestry
Researchers brought genetic and archaeological data together to explore interactions between populations from Africa and Persia and beyond from around 200 to 1,000 years ago.
Reactivated Promoters in Transposable Elements Help Form Unique Tumor Antigens
The finding of tumor-specific cell-surface antigens resulting from TE-chimeric transcripts lays the foundation for developing a pan-cancer vaccine, according to the authors.