Brigham and Women's Hospital

Through a genome-wide association study and meta-analysis, researchers saw dozens of new and known blood pressure loci, including ancestry-specific associations.

The Boston-based hospitals will provide Berg access to clinically annotated patient-derived specimens to track neurological disease pathology and develop diagnostic tools.

A new study suggests that Fusobacterium and other microbes may hitch a ride to metastatic sites with primary colorectal cancers, prompting tumor growth.

The project has identified carrier variants in 109 infants so far — a total of 232 variants in 166 genes — according to a presentation at ASHG today.

The study aims to explore the "unique benefits and challenges" or incorporating genomic information into the routine care of active duty Air Force members.

The study being conducted under the Genomes2People umbrella will explore how best to introduce genetic information into the routine care of active duty service members. 

Exome sequences for thousands of people revealed rare, inherited mutations and de novo mutations in a significant subset of congenital heart disease cases. 

Researchers identified unique ALK rearrangements in patients that lack previously known indicators of mesothelioma.

Two independent research teams published findings for melanoma patients treated with vaccines developed against neo-antigens in their tumors that sequencing uncovered.

Dubbing itself a "telegenomics company," San Francisco startup Genome Medical announced the launch this week of its genetic consultation services offering.


An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.