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In an epigenome-wide association study of depression, the researchers tied DNA methylation to disease symptoms and suggested a role for axon guidance disruption.

Using genotyping profiles for nearly 256,000 individuals, researchers uncovered more than 100 new loci involved in nearsightedness.

Since April 1, noninvasive prenatal testing, provided by three university genetic centers, is available to all pregnant women in the Netherlands for €175 as part of the TRIDENT-2 study.

A genome-wide association study and meta-analysis uncovered several possible ties to multiple keratinocyte cancer versus single keratinocyte cancer cases.

The consortium aims to profile up to 800 multiple myeloma patient samples using the Affymetrix platform with a goal of developing a list of predictive biomarkers.

Data for hundreds of breast tumors suggested specific signatures were more closely linked to tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte activity than was mutational load. 

Three major European genomics service providers have founded a consortium to offer cost-effective, whole-genome genotyping on a new Illumina SNP array.

Compound variants in MC1R are linked to perceived facial age, according to a genome-wide association involving thousands of elderly Europeans.

Researchers in Belgium and the UK showed that their custom viral panel on Thermo Fisher's TaqMan qPCR array card is effective in samples from immunocompromised patients.

The company is developing a liquid biopsy test using the methylation markers, and will report preliminary data at an upcoming urological research meeting.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.