King's College 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. 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. Refractive Error GWAS Leads To More Than 300 New Loci Using data for more than half a million individuals, researchers identified 449 refractive area-related loci, including 336 sites not linked to the eye condition in the past. Blood Vitamin D Levels Tied to Dozens of Genetic Variants in UK Biobank GWAS A large genome-wide association study that included more than 400,000 UK Biobank participants led to 69 new or known loci associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels. UK Researchers Implement Diagnostics.ai System to Improve Infectious Disease Testing Premium After comparing manual methods with the firm's pcr.ai tool in more than 20,000 cases, they found that the use of AI improved test accuracy and reliability. 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 Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.