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Qiagen's Hereditary Disease Analysis Workflow

Qiagen has launched a new solution for studying hereditary diseases that combines several bioinformatics products in its portfolio, including its biomedical genomics workbench, biomedical genomics server solution, Ingenuity Variant Analysis, and Human Gene Mutation Database. According to the company, the combined products enable end-to-end identification and interpretation of causal variants in hereditary and rare diseases from next-generation sequencing data.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.