University of Montreal Blood Cell Traits Linked to Individual Loci, Polygenic Contributors in International Studies Two new papers have identified thousands of genetic loci with ties to more than two-dozen blood cell traits in individuals from up to five ancestry groups. Polygenic Risk Scores Predict Heart Disease in French-Canadian Cohort The two genome-wide scores to predict coronary artery disease risk, which were developed using UK Biobank data, were also valid in French-Canadians. Proteogenomic Approach Identifies Candidate Tumor-Specific Antigens for Immunotherapies Researchers were able to identify 40 tumor-specific antigens within two mouse cancer cell lines and seven human primary tumors using this approach. Rare Variants Play Outsized Role in Human Height A meta-analysis of hundreds of thousands of individuals led to several dozen rare or low-frequency variants with relatively pronounced effects on height. Inuit Gut Microbiome Shares Features With Gut Communities From Westernized, Urban Center A phylogenetic analysis of gut microbial communities in the Inuit population revealed broad similarities to gut microbiomes from individuals in the city of Montreal. Nov 5, 2015 Dinoflagellate Genome Sequenced in Search of Coral Symbiosis Insights Sep 25, 2015 U of Montreal Team Develops Fast Electrochemical Sensor for Multiplexed Protein Marker Detection Premium Feb 3, 2015 Exome Sequencing Uncovers Gene Linked to Idiopathic Scoliosis Oct 9, 2014 Genomics in the Journals Oct 9, 2014 Oct 14, 2011 Canadian Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Project Funded with C$5M Jul 13, 2011 Family Trio Exome Study Suggests Role for De Novo Mutations in Schizophrenia Premium Jun 13, 2011 1000 Genomes Researchers Find Variable Germline Mutation Rates in Humans May 18, 2011 Montreal Researchers Win Leukemia, Lymphoma Grants Feb 7, 2011 Meta-analysis Uncovers Dozens of New Ulcerative Colitis Risk Variants Feb 1, 2010 International Team Publishes Malaria Parasite GWAS Breaking News Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing 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 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.