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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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The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.