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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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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.

May
15
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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.