NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of Ohio State University researchers a $12.4 million grant to study the genetic basis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).

DCM is characterized by the weakening of heart muscle and enlargement of the left ventricle. The disease has no known cause, although a genetic basis is suspected.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.