Harvard Maternal Cell-Free RNA Can Gauge Preeclampsia Risk Months Before Symptoms, Study Finds Researchers from startup Mirvie and elsewhere reported that cfRNA profiles of pregnant women can predict who may later develop preeclampsia. Ancient DNA Points to Migration Into Southern Britain During Middle-to-Late Bronze Age The wave of migrants arrived from continental Europe, likely France, and increased the portion of early European farmer ancestry in England and Wales. Metabolomic Study Links 13 Metabolites to Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among African Americans Some of the metabolites linked to coronary heart disease risk among African Americans overlapped with those found among white cohorts, but others were novel. Breast Cancer Study Shows Number of Mutated PIK3CA Alleles Affects Tumor Aggressiveness Studies in breast tumors revealed a "biphasic" relationship between mutant PIK3CA allele dosage and stem cell-like features as well as aggressiveness. Harvard, Oxford-Developed Algorithm Uses Evolutionary Data to Predict Disease Variants Premium The EVE algorithm provides a roadmap for choosing possible disease variants to investigate, and has attracted attention from at least one genetic testing company. Nov 8, 2021 Genomic Results Return Study Underscores Clinical Value, Takeaways for Expanded Implementation Oct 27, 2021 Genomic Analysis of China's Bronze Age Tarim Basin Mummies Suggests Local Origins Oct 22, 2021 SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes Oct 21, 2021 UK Biobank Study Investigates Incomplete Penetrance of Mendelian Disease Variants Oct 18, 2021 Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Oct 7, 2021 Wyss Institute Spinout Pluto Biosciences Bets on Collaborative Bioinformatics Platform Premium Sep 30, 2021 Multi-Ancestry GWAS Leads to Loci Linked to Hundreds of Human Phenotypes Sep 24, 2021 Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Sep 13, 2021 CRISPR Startup Raises $15M in Seed Round, Aims to Bring Back Woolly Mammoth Sep 2, 2021 Fast-Evolving Human Genome Sequences Found to Have Brain-Related Regulatory Roles Aug 25, 2021 Genetic Analyses Trace How Mutations Accumulate in Cells of the Human Body Over Time Aug 9, 2021 Cell-Free DNA Analysis Outperforms Cytology for Leptomeningeal Disease Detection Jun 10, 2021 Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations May 26, 2021 FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorizations for SARS-CoV-2 Tests From Harvard, NowDiagnostics May 20, 2021 Rabid-Seq Method Offers NGS-Based View of Cellular Interactions in the Brain Premium May 12, 2021 Researchers Reconstruct Ancient Human Gut Microbiomes From Paleofeces May 6, 2021 Parkinson's Disease Progression Linked to Five Variants in Genome-Wide Survival Study May 4, 2021 Harvard Licenses Nasal Swab Collection Tech to Rhinostics Apr 30, 2021 Tissue Atlases Provide Peek Into Single-Cell Level Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Infections Apr 5, 2021 Acuity Spatial Genomics to Develop Platform for In Situ Analysis of 3D Genome Organization Premium Load More Breaking News Myasthenia Gravis Study Identifies Genetic Risk Loci Affecting Acetylcholine Receptor Mammoth Biosciences High-Throughput CRISPR-Based COVID Test Gets FDA EUA Illumina, National Cancer Center Japan Collaborate on Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Fluidigm Obtains $250M Investment, Changing Name to Standard BioTools SeqOne Genomics Closes €20M Series A Financing NeoGenomics Partners With Biomarker Collaborative to Provide Lung Cancer Resources The Scan For STEM Students to Stay New policy changes will make it easier for international STEM students to stay in the US after graduation, the Wall Street Journal reports. To Inform or Not, To Know or Not The New York Times writes that some genetic biobanks may re-contact donors if they spot something troublesome, but it notes that not all donors want that information. Rapid Test Studies Researchers are examining why rapid tests may be less effective at detecting the Omicron variant and how to improve them, NPR says. PLOS Papers on SARS-CoV-2 Diversity in Delaware, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Adiposity GWAS In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 isolates from Delaware, gene expression and protein-protein interaction patterns in metastatic breast cancer, and more.