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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Through a multi-ancestry genome-wide association study, an international team of researchers has uncovered 22 new risk loci for stroke, more than tripling the number of known loci.

Stroke — which is usually due to a brain infarction, but sometimes occurs because of an intracerebral hemorrhage — is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Previous studies had uncovered 10 stroke risk loci, and this new study now increased the number to 32.

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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.