USC Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Risk Linked to Genetically Mediated Increase in Lymphocyte Count A team led by researchers at the University of Southern California analyzed genetic links between blood cell traits and ALL susceptibility in children. NIH Earmarks $38M for Consortium Studying Polygenic Risk Scores in Diverse Populations The consortium aims to develop and evaluate methods for calculating polygenic risk scores for specific diseases, particularly for people of different ancestries. Global, Local Polynesian Ancestry Influence Disease Risk Among Native Hawaiians Polynesian ancestry — encompassing genetic and lifestyle factors — affects obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure among Native Hawaiians, a new study has found. Genetic Score Predicts Prostate Cancer Risk Across Ancestry Populations A multi-ancestry genome-wide association study meta-analysis uncovered 86 genetic loci associated with prostate cancer risk that researchers bundled into a genetic risk score. Epic Sciences, USC Michelson Center Sign Licensing Agreement for Liquid Biopsy Research Epic will access the center's liquid biopsy samples and expand its platform to in-depth characterization of cell-free fractions and circulating tumor cells. Jul 10, 2020 Paragon Genomics Betting Updated SARS-CoV-2 NGS Kit Will Enable High-Throughput Research, Testing Premium Feb 11, 2020 Healthcare Providers Try New Ways to Share Genetic Test Results With Patients, but Pitfalls Remain Premium Oct 18, 2019 10x Genomics Describes Capabilities of Visium Spatial Genomics Product Ahead of Release Premium Apr 1, 2019 AACR Meeting Opens With Focus on Personalized Cancer Care Through Technological Convergence Dec 13, 2018 PsychENCODE Studies Explore Brain Development, Neuropsychiatric Regulatory Features May 14, 2018 Early Spatial Mutation Patterns May Affect Colorectal Cancer Invasiveness Mar 21, 2018 Potential Contributors to Extreme Morning Sickness Identified With Help of 23andMe Data Nov 22, 2017 Multiple Myeloma Patients of African, European Ancestries Harbor Different Gene Mutations Nov 1, 2017 NIH Awards Grants Supporting Social Epigenomics Research Sep 22, 2017 Verge Genomics Forms ALS Research Collaboration Jun 13, 2017 USC, EntroGen Partner on Lung Cancer Liquid Biopsy Study Mar 30, 2017 NIH Awards Gene Ontology Consortium $2.7M to Improve Knowledgebase Nov 23, 2016 Epigenetic Differences in Pediatric Brain Cancer Linked to Poorer Prognosis Jul 12, 2016 Trovagene, USC Collaborate on Deployment of Urine-Based Liquid Biopsy Test Jul 1, 2016 Chinese Genome Assembled From Long-Read Sequence Data Nov 10, 2015 USC, Sangamo Scientists Show Improved ZFN Activity in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Genome Editing Nov 6, 2015 HTG Updates NGS Assay Pipeline; Academic Partners Working on microRNA-Based Ovarian Cancer Subtyping Jul 10, 2015 ORIEN Cancer Data Network Adds Rutgers, USC, Morehouse as Collaborators Sep 26, 2014 USC, UM, Broad Team on $16M NIMH Project to Create Psychiatric Genomics Resource Aug 28, 2014 Keck Graduate Institute-led Team Begins New NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Tuberculosis MDx Premium Load More Breaking News People in the News at Pacific Biosciences, Metabolon, NeoGenomics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tethis, Invitae, PerkinElmer, More In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Quantum-Si, BioMérieux, More Luminex Obtains CE Marking for MDx Panel to Detect Flu A/B, RSV, COVID-19 Palmetto Finalizes Positive LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Tests Gene Expression, Histology Reveal Clues for Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment The Scan Call for a Different Tack Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News. Wastewater Warning The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge. Can't Get in the Program Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports. Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.