Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Type 2 Diabetes Multi-Ancestry GWAS Enables Risk Prediction Across Populations With data for more than 180,800 cases and some 1.2 million controls, researchers found hundreds of genetic risk loci and developed multi-ancestry risk scores. HIV Sequencing Study in Netherlands Uncovers Virulent Variant Mutations, History Along with analyses focused on de novo mutations contributing to virulence and transmissibility, researchers traced the HIV-1 VB variant back to at least the early 1990s. Hitachi, French Cancer Center Partner on AI-Focused Research Hitachi and Centre Léon Bérard have opened a research lab in Lyon that will apply AI to medical imaging and predict response to radiation therapy from genomic markers. PCOS GWAS Points to Consistent Genetic Contributors Across Diagnostic Criteria A GWAS meta-analysis involving 10,074 PCOS cases revealed three new and 11 known risk loci, along with a relatively consistent genetic architecture among cases. LincRNA Linked to Risk of Pneumococcal Bloodstream Infection in Kenyan Children A genome-wide association suggests an African-specific lincRNA allele on chromosome 7 contributes to risk of bloodstream infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Nov 13, 2015 Affymetrix, UK Biobank Fashion New Methods for Large Genotyping Projects Premium Sep 30, 2015 Malaria GWAS Uncovers Protective Locus May 18, 2015 Study Looks at Diagnostic Utility of Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing Apr 20, 2015 Japanese Pharma Taps Oxford Bioinformatics Spinout to Analyze Genomic Data for Drug Development Premium Nov 26, 2014 Genomics Ltd. Raises $12.8M in Private Financing Feb 13, 2014 Based on Haplotype Sharing, Researchers Present Atlas of Human Admixture Events May 20, 2013 ICR, Wellcome Trust, Illumina Launch Clinical Genetic Testing Effort Nov 12, 2012 T2D-GENES, GoT2D Consortia Offer Updates on Searches for T2D Contributors at ASHG Aug 29, 2011 Research Teams Report on Findings from Arabidopsis Genomes Aug 10, 2011 Large Multiple Sclerosis GWAS Points to Cell-Mediated Immunity Genes Aug 3, 2011 Illumina and University of Oxford to Sequence 500 Human Genomes to Inform Diagnosis, Treatment Premium Aug 3, 2011 Illumina, University of Oxford Partner on 500-Genome Study Aug 24, 2010 ChIP-Seq Study Uncovers Vitamin D Receptor Binding Sites Aug 9, 2010 International Team Tracks Down Tuberculosis Susceptibility Locus in Africa Mar 31, 2010 WTCCC Data Suggests Common CNVs Not Key Common Disease Culprits Jul 7, 2009 UK's MRC Funds Fourth High-Throughput Sequencing Hub in Oxford with Over $3M Premium Mar 26, 2009 Beyond the SNP Premium Breaking News OraSure Technologies Selected by HHS to Provide COVID-19 School Testing Hologic Obtains CE Mark for Molecular Epstein-Barr, BK Virus Assays PCR Technology Startup Pleno Closes $15M Funding Round SeekIn Gets CE Mark for Cancer Treatment Response Monitoring Kit Angle Gets FDA Clearance for Breast Cancer Cell Isolation System Genes2Me Obtains CE Marking for Clinical Sequencing Panels The Scan Taking Stock of the Stockpile The US and European countries are evaluating their smallpox vaccine stockpiles as the number of monkeypox cases increases, the Washington Post reports. Vitamin D From Tomatoes According to Reuters, researchers in the UK have gene-edited tomatoes so their fruit contains vitamin D. Cause Not Yet Spotted NPR reports that a new study was unable to find a cause for persistent long COVID symptoms. PNAS Papers on Central African Hunter-Gatherers, Myopia Development, Ancient Microtia Allele In PNAS this week: population patterns among Central African hunter gatherers, effect of myopia-linked gene variant, and more.