Metabolic Disease News on research and diagnostics for metabolic disorders and metabolic diseases. GWAS Meta-Analysis Finds Five Genetic Loci Associated With Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease In addition to the five disease susceptibility loci, the meta-analysis found a potentially causal effect of lower expression of the LPL gene in adipose tissue. SomaLogic Collaborating With UH Cleveland Medical Center on Use of SomaSignal Tests The parties aim to identify diabetic patients with elevated risk of cardiovascular disease and to track the effectiveness of treatments used for these patients. Broad Institute, Novo Nordisk Foundation Launch Center to Study Genomic Mechanisms of Disease The center, which is being funded by a $47.5 million commitment from the foundation, will initially focus on type 2 diabetes and obesity. Metabolomic Profiling Diagnoses Inborn Errors of Metabolism at Higher Rate Than Traditional Approach In a cross-sectional study, metabolomic profiling had an overall diagnostic rate of 7.1 percent, a Baylor College of Medicine-led team found. Rare Mutations Associated With Significantly Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in New Study University of Cambridge and Broad Institute researchers found what could be a direct connection between clonal mosaicism and metabolic health. Jul 1, 2021 Rare Variants in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Gene May Provide Protection From Obesity Apr 22, 2021 Renalytix AI Lands US Government Contract for Kidney Disease Test Mar 17, 2021 Bio-Techne Seeks to Build Out 'Substantial Diagnostics Presence' With Asuragen Buy Premium Feb 24, 2021 RenalytixAI Inks Deal to Introduce Kidney Function Testing Platform at University of Utah Health Feb 11, 2021 Global, Local Polynesian Ancestry Influence Disease Risk Among Native Hawaiians Dec 3, 2020 Illumina, New York Healthcare Providers, NYGC Partner on Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing Oct 7, 2020 Patia Biopharma, Precision Diabetes to Collaborate on Diabetes Biomarker Development Aug 26, 2020 Sequencing Could Augment Other Newborn Screening Approaches, NC NEXUS Study Finds Aug 10, 2020 Newborn Exome Sequencing Shows Potential to Help Find Inborn Errors of Metabolism Jul 15, 2020 Phenylketonuria Genotypes Vary With Geography, Disease Severity in International Study Jul 10, 2020 Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes Come With Altered Gut Microbiomes Jul 7, 2020 Exome Analysis of Southwestern American Indians Highlights Metabolic Disease-Linked Variants Jul 2, 2020 Type 2 Diabetes Associated With Altered Daily Gut Microbe Oscillations Jun 12, 2020 RenalytixAI Receives Approval From New York State to Offer Kidney Test Apr 29, 2020 DiscernDx Acquires Luminist Labs Apr 28, 2020 RenalytixAI, Mount Sinai Launch Study to Predict COVID-19 Kidney Complications Premium Jan 21, 2020 Urinary Metabolite GWAS Leads to Risk Variants, Potential Markers of Kidney Disease Jan 8, 2020 Obesity Polygenic Risk Score Relatively Poor Predictor of Midlife BMI in Longitudinal Study Dec 2, 2019 Longitudinal Stool Sampling Study Points to Virome Shifts in Children With Islet Autoimmunity Sep 20, 2019 GWAS in Diabetes Patients Uncovers Risk Loci for Kidney Disease Load More Breaking News Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.