University of Bristol Sibling-Informed GWAS Distinguishes Between Direct Genetic Effects on Traits, Biases With data on 178,086 siblings, researchers searched for direct genetic contributors to 25 phenotypes, comparing them to population-based GWAS signals. Ovarian Cancer Subtypes, Endometriosis Show Genetic Overlap in Study Endometriosis risk loci appeared to be linked to risk of specific epithelial ovarian cancer histotypes, with shared underlying processes and pathways. Testosterone-Related Genetic Variants Don't Influence Socioeconomic Status, Study Finds After identifying testosterone-linked variants in UK Biobank participants, investigators used Mendelian randomization to assess testosterone ties to socioeconomic measures. DNA Methylation at Certain Sites May Have Causal Effect on Lung Function, Study Finds The researchers' findings suggest that methylation at those sites might have their effect on lung function through its effect on smoking behaviors. Canker Sore Risk Influenced by Nearly 100 Genetic Variants, GWAS Reports University of Bristol researchers unearthed variants that implicate the immune system in the risk of developing mouth ulcers. Jan 22, 2019 GWAS Leads to New Loci Associated With Head Size Sep 29, 2016 Living DNA Claims New Test Can Break Down Customers' Ancestry to Regional Level Premium Jan 27, 2016 Schizophrenia Studies Tackle Functional Effects, Adolescent Phenotypes Linked to Risk Variants Oct 19, 2015 Large GWAS Meta-Analysis Notches Up Tally of Eczema Risk Variants Jan 13, 2014 Affy, University of Bristol Partner on Wheat Array Jul 3, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: 2013.07.03 May 21, 2013 New Bristol Interdisciplinary Unit to Study Genetics of Disease Jun 15, 2011 BBSRC Partners Seed Cereal Genomics Studies Feb 22, 2011 BBSRC Funds $11.3M Wheat Development Group Feb 17, 2009 Short Reads: Feb 17, 2009 Premium Breaking News 23andMe Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 14 Percent Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes Improve With Diverse Gut Microbes, Immune Cells CorePath Laboratories, Cizzle Biotechnology Partner on Lung Cancer Blood Test Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for High-Throughput COVID/Flu PCR Test The Scan Billion-Dollar Diversity Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its new $1.5 billion initiative to boost the diversity of the scientific workforce. Biotech Co-Founder Arrested A co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company has been arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme, according to Endpoint News. Return of the Tasmanian Tiger The Washington Post reports that a team in Australia is working to bring the thylacine back from extinction. Nature Papers on Genome of Individual From Pompeii, CircRNA Study Best Practices, More In Nature this week: first sequenced genome of a person from Pompeii, best practice guidelines for circRNA studies, and more.