GWAS PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more. Genome Biology Papers on GWAS Fine-Mapping Method, COVID-19 Susceptibility, Rheumatoid Arthritis In Genome Biology this week: integrative fine-mapping approach, analysis of locus linked to COVID-19 susceptibility and severity, and more. Consortium Catalogs Variants Affecting Blood Gene Expression Members of the eQTLGen Consortium turned to data for almost 31,700 individuals to define local and distant expression quantitative trait loci affecting gene expression in the blood. In ESHG-ASHG Discussion, Researchers Consider Paths to Socially Just Global Genetics Experts agreed that more must be done to address disparities not only in research but also in the implementation of findings in local healthcare settings. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Risk Linked to Genetically Mediated Increase in Lymphocyte Count A team led by researchers at the University of Southern California analyzed genetic links between blood cell traits and ALL susceptibility in children. Aug 19, 2021 Facial Architecture GWAS Finds Novel Loci Associated With East African Facial Features Aug 4, 2021 Menopause Timing Influenced by Hundreds of Genetic Loci, New GWAS Finds Jul 28, 2021 Testosterone-Related Genetic Variants Don't Influence Socioeconomic Status, Study Finds Jul 22, 2021 Multi-Ethnic Migraine GWAS Uncovers Risk Loci Specific to Sex, Ancestry Jul 20, 2021 Study Spells Out Separate Parental, Fetal Genome Contributions to Fetal Growth Jul 8, 2021 COVID-19 Susceptibility, Severity Loci Reported by International Team Jun 17, 2021 GWAS Reveals New Loci Linked to Brain White Matter Microstructure Jun 15, 2021 Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets Jun 9, 2021 Novel Locus Tied to Rheumatic Heart Disease in Black Africans Jun 1, 2021 GWAS Across Ancestries Uncovers Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Glycemic Traits May 27, 2021 Large-Scale Depression Genetic Study Uncovers Additional Risk Loci, Ties to Potential Drugs May 17, 2021 Bipolar Disorder GWAS Meta-Analysis Points to Potential Treatment Targets May 13, 2021 Facial Phenotyping of Siblings Helps Identify Genetic Loci Affecting Face Shape May 13, 2021 Blood Cancer Genetic Risk Loci Found in Retriever Dogs Apr 30, 2021 GWAS-Methylation Integration Could Help Identify Drug Repurposing Candidates for MS Premium Apr 21, 2021 Red Blood Cell Traits Linked to New Loci With Whole-Genome Sequencing Data Apr 16, 2021 Autoimmune Disease Risk Tied to Genetic Variation in Transcription Factor Binding Apr 15, 2021 At ACMG, Mechanism for Common Breast Cancer Locus Proposed From Functional Analysis Apr 8, 2021 GWAS Uncovers Sex-Based Differences in Genetic Origins of Chronic Pain Apr 5, 2021 Genetic Link Between Shape of Human Brain, Face Uncovered Load More Breaking News Beckman Coulter, Invitae Partner to Develop NGS Library Prep Applications Sick Infants Profiled with WGS See Better Diagnosis, More Care Changes UC Santa Cruz Center for Live Cell Genomics Wins $13.5M NIH Grant Genetron Health, Impact Therapeutics Partner for Anti-Cancer Drug, CDx Development Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage of Pacific Biosciences With Buy Rating Alternative Genetic Counseling Approach Leads to Higher Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests The Scan Highly Similar Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News. Gain of Oversight According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research. Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.