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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A loss-of-function variant in a gene involved in inflammatory processes appears to protect against the development of nasal polyps and chronic rhinosinusitis, according to a new set of genome-wide association studies.

While nasal polyps are not malignant, they can cause nasal obstructions, runny nose, and postnasal drip. They are also a risk factor for chronic rhinosinusitis, or inflamed sinuses, which often occurs in combination with asthma.

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23
Sponsored by
Qiagen: Nov 16, 2014

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.

Aug
28
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will provide an overview of alternatives to the popular Cas9 nuclease used in CRISPR gene editing.