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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genetic variability within a certain metabolic signaling pathway gene may contribute to the abnormal brain development seen among some preterm infants.

About 11 percent of all births are preterm and more than 30 percent of survivors experience neurocognitive issues during their life, such as anxiety, social, and communication problems, and attention difficulties. Imaging studies have linked these adverse outcomes with changes in brain structure, connectivity, and function.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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Jun
17
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This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.