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Metabolic Disease

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

In a study of more than 300,000 participants, middle-aged individuals with a high polygenic score weighed nearly 30 pounds more on average than those with lower scores.

Decreased sales in the firm's centralized and point-of-care business and diabetes care business were partially offset by strong growth in the molecular diagnostics business.

The assessment incorporates different ethnic backgrounds, but debate continues among researchers on the utility of polygenic risk scores for diabetes.

Researchers from the Genetics Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium tied loci in lipid homeostasis and other pathways to differences in waist-to-hip ratio.

Several of the novel variants the researchers identified are more common among individuals of Japanese ancestry than of European background.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

Jun
17
Sponsored by
Illumina

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.