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Metabolic Disease

News on research and diagnostics for metabolic disorders and metabolic diseases.

A new analysis highlighted a decrease in the abundance of butyrate-producing bacteria among individuals with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.

A Regeneron-led team identified four variants that affect LDL cholesterol levels and are much more prevalent among Southwestern American Indians.

Researchers found that diurnal gut microbe fluctuations are disrupted in individuals with type 2 diabetes, leading to a bacterial signature for risk profiling.

KidneyIntelX can be used to report risk assessment results for fast-progressing kidney disease and future kidney failure for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Luminist Labs is developing diagnostic technology for liver disease, which DiscernDx will integrate into its precision medicine platform.

Nature News reports on how meeting cancellations and related costs are affecting scientific societies.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine developers aim to avoid a complication that has affected efforts to develop vaccines for other diseases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.

Jul
22
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Luis A. Alcaraz, cofounder of Bioarray and Journey Genomics, accredited diagnostic and research labs based in Alicante, Spain, will review how his teams use advanced genomic techniques for carrier screening research as well as for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) in embryos for both aneuploidies (PGT-A) and monogenic disorders (PGT-M).

Sep
17
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

The prevalence of developmental disability among US children aged 3 to 17 years increased between 2009 and 2017, with as many as 1 in 6 children in the US reported to have a developmental disability diagnosis.