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NEW YORK – People who have an increased genetic risk for conditions like high blood pressure or obesity are also more likely to have shorter lifespans, a new analysis of biobank data from three countries has found.

People's risk of disease is influenced both by environmental and genetic factors, and polygenic risk scores have increasingly been explored as a means of improving population health by determining who is at high risk for certain conditions and may benefit from prevention efforts. 

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

Apr
21
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar, the first in a “Meet the Authors” series sponsored by Mission Bio, will discuss the application of single-cell analysis to decipher clonal evolution across several stages of disease development in myeloid malignancies.