Montreal Heart Institute

The genetics center has launched an NGS panel for inherited cardiovascular diseases and plans to develop pharmacogenomics and cholesterol metabolism panels.

Vanderbilt University, the University of Colorado at Denver, Partners HealthCare, and the Montreal Heart Institute will use Illumina technology to analyze their biobank samples.

The partners are using genomic data to improve understanding of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and identify markers linked to drug response.

The study found a strong association between the effects of dalcetrapib and a genetic variant in the gene ADCY9.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Montreal Heart Institute has partnered with several biotech companies and the Quebec government to launch a C$49.2 million (US$44.6 million) research program to that will use genetic and other biomarkers to develop personalized treatments for cardiovascular disease

By Monica Heger
This story was originally published Oct. 3.

Researchers at the institute have already used the system to sequence the TNNT2 gene in a number of clinical samples from a French Canadian cohort.

By bringing together genotyping and imputation data for more than 16,000 individuals with ulcerative colitis and about 32,600 unaffected controls, an international research team has identified 29 new loci linked to the inflammatory bowel disease.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.