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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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.

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This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.