Hallmarks of the genetic disease, which can result in life-threatening cardiac complications, include progressive weakness and loss of heart muscle.
The university also is developing a process for measuring phenotype risk scores as it continually adapts to changing technology and research needs.
Researchers found that 14 percent of individuals with metastatic breast cancer had risky mutations germline mutations, including patients who did not meet testing criteria.
The program, launched last year, is designed to help early-career investigators who have primarily worked within groups pursuing independent research.
Researchers focused on candidate genes near expression quantitative trait loci identified by combining cancer susceptibility SNPs and available transcriptomic data.
A summer program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign aims to foster partnerships between genetics researchers and indigenous communities, WILL reports.
In PLOS this week: variations in the way synonymous DNA codons are used in yeast, links between germline TP53 mutations and recurrent somatic mutations in bladder cancer, and more.
New publications have provided more detailed examples of the platform's research utility and hinted at future clinical applications in immuno-oncology.
The Boston Globe reports that increased genetic screening of healthy people can make returning disease risk findings tricky.
The test uses unique PCR chemistries as well as a streamlined sample prep method to detect resistance mutations without DNA extraction.
Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.
University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.
NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.
In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.