NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Mutations that crop up in blood cells due to aging contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, according to a new study.

Such mutations lead certain blood stem cells to become much more common than others — a state dubbed clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential, or CHIP — and, in previous work, CHIP has been linked to an increased risk of blood cancer and death from heart attack or stroke.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.

Dec
05
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will discuss a molecular barcode-based error correction method that enables combined mutation detection and DNA copy number profiling through circulating tumor DNA sequencing.