University of Texas Health Science Center

Using data for almost 10,900 Latino individuals with diverse ancestry, investigators identified distinct patterns for risky or protective APOE variants.

The goal of the Texas team is to identify methylation signatures that can help with prognosis and be used to develop noninvasive tests to monitor disease progression.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two new Nature studies by independent research groups catalogued and characterized the role that rare, protein-coding mutations or variants play in autism spectrum disorder.

Researchers from Rice University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio will program bio-nano-chips to find biomarkers for several forms of cancer, as well as HIV and heart disease.

The awards will support projects investigating the roles the small, non-coding RNAs play in cancer and asthma.

Genetic Alliance, UTHSC, and others will create a newborn screening data center and resource using a $3.8 million grant.

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.