University of Oslo Ancient Plague Genomes Point to Sources of Outbreaks in Europe After Black Death Pandemic By sequencing Yersinia pestis isolates from several 14th to 18th century sites, researchers characterized a Second Plague lineage and proposed a reservoir for it. Psychiatric Disorders, Body Mass Index Share Genetic Loci, Study Finds Some of these shared loci were associated with higher BMI, but some were linked to lower BMI, particularly those also linked to schizophrenia. Medieval Plague Genomes Help Retrace Pandemic's Routes Using newly sequenced and existing plague genomes, researchers saw signs that the Second Plague Pandemic may have involved multiple introductions to Europe. Amid GDPR Implementation, European Effort Drafts Code of Conduct for Sharing Health Research Data Premium Led by researchers at BBMRI-ERIC, the effort intends to clarify how entities should share data, including genomics information, across institutions and countries. Genome of Medieval Relapsing Fever Pathogen Provides Insights Into Microbe's Evolution The medieval version of the spirochete Borrelia recurrentis genome differs in antigenic variation sites from modern ones. Sep 24, 2018 Genetics, Gut Microbes Linked to Blood Levels of Cardiovascular Disease-Related Proteins Sep 29, 2017 Shared Migraine, Heart Disease Risk Variants Emerge From GWAS Jun 8, 2017 Norwegian Team Plans to Debut Digital PCR-Based Urinary Bladder Cancer Test by Year End Premium May 17, 2013 European Consortium Investigating Molecular Basis of IBD Jun 18, 2012 Norwegian Groups to Use RayBiotech Array Technology for Biomarker Analysis Services Feb 22, 2012 Oxford Gene Technology Licenses Colorectal Cancer Biomarkers from Norwegian Parties Aug 10, 2011 Norwegian-Led Group Sequences Atlantic Cod Genome, Finds Unique Immune System Sep 14, 2010 International Team Reports on Allele-Specific CNV Algorithm Aug 17, 2010 Q&A: Norwegian Researchers Evaluate Array Platforms for Profiling Bone Tumors Premium Mar 1, 2010 International Team Sequences Ancient Polar Bear Mitochondrial Genome Oct 29, 2009 Norwegian Team Sequences Draft Version of the Atlantic Cod Genome Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing 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 The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.