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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a pair of studies published online last night in the New England Journal of Medicine, independent research teams described mutations that appear to alter coronary artery disease risk factors.

Those involved in the research are hopeful that the newly identified glitches, which included apparently protective mutations to the angiopoietin-like 4-coding gene ANGPTL4, may help untangle coronary artery disease biology and come up with new treatments for preventing coronary artery disease.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.

May
21
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Qiagen

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a hematology/oncology lab in the UK set up and validated three molecular assays for routine in-house use.

Jun
04
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NanoCellect

This webinar will discuss a study that used CRISPR/Cas9 to engineer mice harboring risk variants associated with glaucoma in order to assess their functional relevance. 

Jun
06
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NRGene & Illumina

This webinar will discuss the impact of affordable de novo genome assemblies on crop research.

Jun
11
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This webinar will overview the potential for liquid biopsy approaches to monitor therapy resistance in lung cancer.