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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Low-frequency coding variants contribute to the heritability of multiple sclerosis, according to a new analysis.

The International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium previously identified 233 genetic risk variants for the condition through genome-wide association studies. However, these variants account for about 20 percent of disease heritability, leaving the rest unexplained. It has been suggested, however, that common variants act together to increase risk or that families harbor their own private mutations.

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Apr
11
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will review a recent study that applied whole-genome sequencing and optical genome mapping to identify a large number of previously undetected somatic structural variants in leukemia samples.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.