King's College New Studies of B.1.1.7 CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease. Science Papers Explore Genetic, Other Drivers of Lung Alveolus Formation; Previously Unknown Eye Color Loci In Science this week: single-cell analysis of lung alveolus formation, and more. Eye Color GWAS Leads to 50 New Loci, Underscoring Trait's Complexity A genome-wide association study in almost 193,000 Europeans led to 61 eye color-related loci, some of which also influence iris pigmentation of Asian individuals. Nature Papers Describe Future Path for Human Genomic Research, Method to Analyze RNA Structure With Nanopore Sequencing, More In Nature this week: a framework for future human genomic research, PORE-cupine approach to study RNA structure using nanopore sequencing, and more. Host Genetic, Environmental Factors Influence Composition of Urinary Tract Microbiome Researchers analyzed the urinary tract microbiomes of 1,600 older women to find it is distinct from the microbiomes of nearby body sites. Sep 27, 2019 Hearing Loss GWAS of UK Biobank Samples Implicates More Than 40 Loci Jul 15, 2019 Anorexia GWAS Yields Risk Loci with Metabolic, Psychiatric Overlap Jun 7, 2019 NIPT Trisomy 21 Screening Works Equally Well in Twin and Singleton Pregnancies, Study Finds Mar 8, 2019 Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia GWAS Implicates Risk Loci with Links to Immune System Nov 20, 2018 BMI-Related Variants in Children May Influence Parental Feeding Patterns May 21, 2018 Glaucoma Risk Factor Linked to More Than 100 Genetic Loci in Europeans May 8, 2018 Skin Tanning Tied to 20 Genetic Loci in Large European GWAS Apr 30, 2018 Study Links BRCA1/2 Germline Mutations to Platinum Drug Response in TNBC Apr 16, 2018 Hundreds of Loci Linked to Hair Color in GWAS Meta-Analysis Feb 2, 2018 HLA Variants Key to Predicting Kidney Transplant Outcomes Dec 11, 2017 Combined Genetic, Imaging Study Links PPARG Variability to Brain Changes in Preterm Infants May 3, 2017 ALS Associated With Defects in Vesicular Trafficking Protein Mar 21, 2017 Alzheimer's Disease Risk Score Developed Based on Multiple Risk Variants Jan 5, 2017 Twin Study Teases Out Genetic, Environmental Contributors To Immune Phenotypes Jul 11, 2016 Ten New Lupus-Linked Loci Uncovered Through GWAS Meta-Analysis Jul 5, 2016 Synchronous Colorectal Cancers Contain Distinct Mutations, Coincide With Inherited Immune Mutations May 11, 2016 Gut Microbiomes May Run in Families, According to Study of UK Twins Jan 14, 2016 In Iceland, Debate Simmers Over Imputed Genotypes, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health Premium Jan 4, 2016 Study Detects Vaccine Response Signatures that Differ with Age, Adverse Events Jul 30, 2015 UK Groups Award £3M in Grants to Fund Epigenetics Research Load More Breaking News Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.