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Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that both Huntington's disease modifiers on chromosome 15 were associated with delayed disease onset.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Cell today, members of the Genetic Modifiers of Huntington's Disease Consortium described variants linked to earlier or later disease onset in individuals with Huntington's disease-causing trinucleotide repeats in the huntingtin gene HTT.

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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.

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May
15
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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.