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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team has identified nine novel loci associated with osteoarthritis risk.

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, can afflict any joint — commonly the hands, hips, and knees — as the cartilage between bones breaks down. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million adults in the US are affected by osteoarthritis, particularly people over the age of 70.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more. 

Feb
20
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss the use of 3’ mRNA sequencing to reduce the cost of gene expression studies on Illumina NGS systems.

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Autogen

This webinar will explain how the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, has transformed its DNA workflows to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genetic illnesses that are prevalent in the pediatric population of its community.