genetic risk variants Large-Scale Depression Genetic Study Uncovers Additional Risk Loci, Ties to Potential Drugs The analysis drew upon data from the Million Veteran Program and other large-scale efforts and underscores the genetic complexity of depression. Bipolar Disorder GWAS Meta-Analysis Points to Potential Treatment Targets Researchers identified 64 risk loci in a genome-wide association study meta-analysis that included almost 42,000 individuals with bipolar disorder. 23andMe Team Sees Genetic, Nongenetic Contributors to COVID-19 Risk in Trans-Ancestry Study The researchers linked two genetic loci to disease susceptibility or severity, although socioeconomic levels and ancestry influenced hospitalizations, as well. Red Blood Cell Traits Linked to New Loci With Whole-Genome Sequencing Data Using sequencing data for almost 62,700 individuals, researchers found new coding and non-coding variants associated with seven quantitative red blood cell features. Team Tracks Genetic Factors Linked to Severe COVID-19, Other Viral Infections in Children At ACMG, researchers presented results from an ongoing effort using a growing sample collection to find genetic contributors to severe viral infections in children. Apr 15, 2021 At ACMG, Mechanism for Common Breast Cancer Locus Proposed From Functional Analysis Apr 7, 2021 Preconception Genetic Testing Firm Orchid Raises $4.5M in Seed Funding Apr 2, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Genomes Lead to Novel Loci Involved in Synaptic Function Mar 30, 2021 Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk Gene Representation Can Vary With Ancestry Mar 23, 2021 Finnish Cardiometabolic Study Uncovers Strong Effect of Structural Variants Mar 22, 2021 Ultra-Rare Genetic Variants in Protocadherin Gene Linked to Schizophrenia Mar 17, 2021 Cancer Heritability Gene Set Expanded With Common Variant Analysis Mar 15, 2021 Gene Screening Tool Allows Researchers to Zero in on Variants Influencing Lupus Risk Mar 11, 2021 Eye Color GWAS Leads to 50 New Loci, Underscoring Trait's Complexity Mar 10, 2021 Polygenic Risk Score Reporting Standards Developed Mar 4, 2021 Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Show Potential for Finding New Regulatory Variants Feb 24, 2021 Cytox Gets CE Mark for Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Risk Test Feb 24, 2021 Glaucoma GWAS Meta-Analysis Uncovers New Risk Loci, Shared Risk Across Ancestry Groups Feb 23, 2021 German Medical Center to Report Polygenic Risk Scores as Part of Clinical Whole-Genome Testing Premium Feb 19, 2021 Genetic Study of Skin Pigmentation in African Americans Uncovers Links to Vitamin D Deficiency Feb 17, 2021 Quantgene, Vikor Scientific Partner to Launch Genomics Health Service Feb 17, 2021 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetic Risk Architecture Appears Distinct in African Americans Feb 11, 2021 Global, Local Polynesian Ancestry Influence Disease Risk Among Native Hawaiians Feb 9, 2021 European Project Sets Out to Harness Genomics Data, AI to Create New Predictive Tools Premium Jan 29, 2021 Stanford Launches Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing for Inherited Cardiovascular Testing Premium Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.