While higher recurrence scores have been associated with increased mortality in women, the pattern of the association differed among male patients.
Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.
The project is part of the Human Cell Atlas, an international effort to build reference maps of all human cell types using single-cell analysis.
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.
Researchers are sampling the wild relatives of modern crops to try to preserve genetic diversity, NPR reports.
MIT's Search for Extraterrestrial Genomes is developing sequencing tools to use to try to detect whether there is any life on Mars, Quartz reports.
Undark reports on a bill introduced this year to the US House of Representatives to strengthen scientific integrity.
In Genome Research this week: post-zygotic mutations in diabetes development, single-cell RNA sequencing study of aging, and more.