Genetic Research

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

An analysis of naturally occurring alleles in the lipoprotein lipase pathway found that they and LDL-C-linked alleles affect disease risk independently.

Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.

A University of Chicago-led team examined the genomes of more than 3,500 Sardinians and found within-island genetic substructure and outside admixture.

The international team of researchers uncovered 535 novel risk loci for blood pressure in its analysis, which drew on more than one million people.

Two thirds of families who attended enrollment sessions signed up, but those who did not voiced concerns about privacy, discrimination, and return of results.

In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.