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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team has developed a new set of polygenic risk scores (PRS) for estimating women's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, including estrogen receptor-positive or ER-negative forms of the disease.

By bringing together array-based genotyping data for nearly 94,100 breast cancer cases and more than 75,000 controls enrolled through dozens of Breast Cancer Association Consortium studies, the researchers came up with several potential PRS focused on overall breast cancer risk or the risk of developing specific breast cancer subtypes.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.

May
15
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss how Radboud University Medical Center’s Department of Human Genetics is using exon-level copy number variant (CNV) detection by microarray to assist its efforts in constitutional genome testing.