Musculoskeletal

News on in vitro diagnostics for musculoskeletal disorders.

Using data for more than 500,000 individuals, researchers found 15 fracture-linked loci and saw genetic interactions between fracture and bone mineral density.

Using genotype and phenotype data from the UK Biobank project, a Stanford investigator uncovered variants linked to low bone mineral density.

Using exome sequences from individuals with developmental delays, heart defects, and limb abnormalities, investigators identified four TRAF7 mutations.

The program is open to anyone in the US or in Puerto Rico who is suspected of having SMA or needs confirmation of the disease via genetic testing.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.