NEW YORK (360Dx) – A new polygenic score developed at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute detects more people at high risk of early heart attack than current clinical blood tests, and could spot heart disease risk for many who are unaware of it.

The genome-wide polygenic score aggregates information from millions of common polymorphisms and identifies those who are genetically predisposed to coronary disease and having a heart attack, according to the researchers who worked on it.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.  

Oct
10
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how the Dana-Farber Cancer Center is adapting its oncology care strategy in light of the rapidly evolving molecular landscape.

Oct
11
Sponsored by
ArcherDX

This webinar will discuss a validation study for a next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for hematological malignancies (e.g., acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and myeloproliferative neoplasms).

Oct
17
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.