Research & Discovery

The latest research news in genetics and genomics.

With discovery and replication meta-analyses on data for more than 100,000 individuals, researchers identified variants that influence lean mass near five genes.

Researchers found that dogs have structural variants in two genes that have previously been linked to Williams-Beuren syndrome, a condition marked by hypersociability.

Wild jaguar

With new and available genome sequences, investigators delved into phylogenetic patterns and adaptations in lions, leopards, tigers, snow leopards, and jaguars.

The test, which measures the kinetics of amyloid beta isoforms in blood, could enable more efficient screening of patients for Alzheimer's drug trials.

The agencies said they're aiming to "accelerate the development of proteogenomic technologies and biomarkers, as it relates to precision medicine in cancer."

A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.