NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team led by University of Chicago researchers has discovered novel polymorphisms on chromosome 20 associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in populations of African descent.

VTE is a disorder characterized by blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs. These clots can travel to the lungs and become fatal. Those who suffer from VTE often have one or several alterations in their DNA that affect normal function of blood's clotting process.

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May
01
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will provide an in-depth case study demonstrating how reference standards can be used to develop and validate circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)-based assays.

May
03
Sponsored by
Canon BioMedical

This webinar will introduce new technologies that enable multidimensional measurements from single cells to obtain a more complete picture of a cell’s phenotype and gene expression.

May
08
Sponsored by
Dovetail Genomics

This webinar will discuss a proximity ligation-based method for studying structural variation in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue.

May
10
Sponsored by
NuGEN

This webinar will highlight the use of high-throughput sequencing of post-mortem human brain tissue to identify neurodegenerative markers and identify potential drug targets.