NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a genome-wide association study, researchers have identified 17 loci linked to different depression-related phenotypes.

Using data from UK Biobank participants, a University of Edinburgh-led team conducted a genome-wide association study of broad depression, likely major depressive disorder, and diagnosed major depressive disorder. In the US in 2016, 10.3 million adults, or about 6.7 percent, were affected by at least one episode of major depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.

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This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease.