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

With a long-read sequencing and de novo genome assembly strategy, investigators found structural variants and hotspots that have been missed in the past.

The polygenic risk test analyzes an individual's genes for more than 100,000 SNPs associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Investigators detected more than 100 risk loci for primary open-angle glaucoma, with mostly similar effects in people with European, Asian, or African ancestry.

The researchers found new molecular pathways of resistance, including hypoxia tolerance, protein folding, and mitochondria respiration.

With the help of ancient and modern DNA samples, the researchers found some overlap between the spread of genetic ancestry and languages in East Asia.

New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.

Mar
16
Sponsored by
Bio-Rad

Wastewater based epidemiology (WBE) has been established as a viable, valuable, and cost-effective means to monitor infectious disease within a community. 

Mar
23
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss findings from the study, in which molecular residual disease (MRD) was assessed using circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) without prior mutational knowledge in oligometastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who had received neoadjuvant chemotherapy. This study also investigated urine as an alternative analyte for ctDNA MRD detection.