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Genetic Research

News on genome-wide association studies, genotyping, metagenomics, basic research in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

CHOP researchers uncovered CNV associations with four disease categories: autoimmune, cardio-metabolic, oncologic, and neurological/psychiatric diseases.

Three new studies have found that the presence of B cells in tertiary lymphoid structures in tumors is associated with a favorable response to immunotherapy.

A genome-wide association study uncovered six loci associated with heavy drinking and additional analysis found ties to other conditions including lung cancer.

By analyzing the genomes of the admixed descendants of the vanished Brazilian coastal Tupí population, researchers worked out how they likely settled there thousands of years ago.

A missense change in a gene coding for an androgen production enzyme had apparent ties to poor lung function and reduced glucocorticoid drug response.

The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.

Jan
28
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar will discuss how Moffitt Cancer Center has implemented a new capture-based application to accurately assess myeloid malignancies by detecting complex variants in challenging genes in a single experiment.