NICHD Type 2 Diabetes Risk for Women With Gestational Diabetes is Increased by Genetic Factors A high genetic risk score was associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in both a US and a Danish cohort of women with gestational diabetes. All of Us Research Program, NICHD Team Up for Pregnancy Study The pilot seeks to enroll 100 All of Us participants who are pregnant into the ongoing NICHD's PregSource initiative, which collects patient-reported data. HudsonAlpha Wins $12.4M in NIH Grants for Population Genomics, Pediatric Sequencing The institute will apply long-read sequencing to the NIH All of Us program and conduct pediatric sequencing for cancer and birth defect studies. Late-Onset Preeclampsia Markers Proposed From Proteomic Study Investigators identified candidate protein markers from aptamer-based proteomic profiles of samples from women with or without late-onset preeclampsia. NICHD to Fund Expert Panels to Study Genes, Variants of Interest The panels will select genes and genomic variants associated with diseases of interest to the agency, and determine their significance and utility. Jul 1, 2016 Jackson Lab Gene Expression Database Gets $10.5M in NICHD Funding Dec 17, 2014 First Newborn Sequencing Study Gets FDA Green Light While Others Still Await Approval Premium Dec 8, 2014 NIH Language in RFAs Tells Researchers to Prepare to Discuss Study Protocols with FDA Premium Dec 4, 2014 Microduplication, Mutation Implicated in Excessive Childhood Growth Conditions Nov 25, 2014 UCSF Researchers Combine DNA Microarrays, Bioinformatics to Diagnose Endometriosis Jul 9, 2014 NIH to Fund New Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Centers Sep 25, 2013 NIH Pumps $25M into Efforts to Assess Clinical Relevance of Gene Variants Sep 4, 2013 NIH Awards up to $25M over Five Years to Teams Testing Genome Sequencing in Newborn Screening Aug 5, 2013 NICHD Wants Adult Biomarkers Tailored for Pediatric Use Jan 31, 2013 NICHD to Fund Studies of Genetic/Epigenetic Changes in Stem Cells Aug 10, 2012 NIH to Award $25M for Newborn Sequencing Studies Aug 6, 2012 Wayne State Lands Grant for Fetal Dx Jul 30, 2012 NIH to Fund New 'Omics Tools for Xenopus Research May 25, 2012 NHGRI, NICHD Plan $25M Newborn Sequencing Screening Grants Program Jan 18, 2012 CHOP to Create Long-term Newborn Screening Data Repository Oct 12, 2011 Einstein, CHOP to Study Heart Abnormality Genes Oct 6, 2011 Asuragen Using NICHHD Grant to Adapt Fragile X MDx Assay for Newborn Screening Premium Sep 27, 2011 SBIR Grant to Fund Predictive Type 1 Diabetes Assays Sep 1, 2011 NIH to Fund Pediatric Biomarker Studies Jul 11, 2011 NIH to Fund Pediatric Biorepositories for e-MERGE Network Load More Breaking News Harbinger Health Raises $140 Million in Series B Financing BioMérieux's BioFire Defense Secures $18.8M US DoD Contract for Infectious Disease Testing Biora Therapeutics Settles Claims of Misleading Genetic Testing Advertisements Genetic Overlap Between Schizophrenia, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Uncovered by GWAS Analysis Evvy Closes $14M Series A for Vaginal Microbiome Testing, Launches Add-on STI Screen The Scan Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants. Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms. Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema. Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.