University of Oslo As Ice Melts, Polar Bears' Diversity Declines CBS News reports polar bears are experiencing a decline in genetic diversity as ice in the Arctic melts. Multiple Plague Pathogen Introductions to Europe Proposed by Genomic, Other Evidence Yersinia pestis may have arrived in Europe multiple times based on an analysis of microbial genome sequences, archeological, epidemiological, and other data. 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. Where to Start A genome-wide association study has uncovered patient variants linked to COVID-19 severity, The Scientist reports. 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. Sep 24, 2018 Genome of Medieval Relapsing Fever Pathogen Provides Insights Into Microbe's Evolution 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 In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.