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Using data for more than half a million individuals, researchers identified 449 refractive area-related loci, including 336 sites not linked to the eye condition in the past.
Investigators worldwide are sharing data to search for features in the human genome that might contribute to COVID-19 susceptibility or progression.
The study suggested that ALL glucocorticoid resistance stemming from alterations that drive down CELSR2 levels might be combated with the BCL2-targeting drug venetoclax.
Some of the market's most influential voices, including Kári Stefánsson and Linda Avey, believe that consumer genomics is not on the way out but rather experiencing a period of transition.
A genetic analysis based on more than 32,000 individuals living in the US traced the ancestry, historical migration, and other patterns present in populations around the country.
Although polygenic risk scores for coronary artery disease can slightly improve standard risk assessment tools, the predicted clinical impact remains small.
With data from UK Biobank participants, investigators identified dozens of snoring-related genetic loci and links to traits such as weight, smoking, and sleep apnea.
A large genome-wide association study that included more than 400,000 UK Biobank participants led to 69 new or known loci associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.
Clinical sequencing consumables revenues grew 20 percent year over year and accounted for just over 40 percent of total consumables shipments in 2019.
Researchers used a statistical approach to identify Neanderthal ancestry in thousands of individuals, refining estimates on the proportion of ancestry in various human populations.
Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.
An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.
Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.
In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.