genotyping arrays Chromosome 22 Copy Number Variants Linked to Traits in General Population A phenome-wide association study and follow-up analyses found 17 continuous or binary traits that are associated with chromosome 22q11.2 CNVs. Tobacco, Alcohol Use Contributors Uncovered With Multi-Ancestry GWAS Researchers unearthed more than 3,800 tobacco or alcohol use-related variants using data for 3.4 million participants from four ancestry groups. Non-Random Mating May Exaggerate Findings of Pleiotropy in Population Genetic Studies Researchers saw signs that cross-trait assortative mating can explain a range of genetic correlation events, leading to overestimates of the contributions of genetic factors. Madagascar Population History Suggests Human Expansion Ties to Large Vertebrate Loss Researchers retraced the ancestry of Malagasy populations, using shared sequence segments to untangle ancestry groups and expansion events coinciding with demographic shifts. Complex Trait-Related CNVs Unearthed Using Haplotype-Informed Approach Researchers tracked down 269 associations between complex traits and copy number variants uncovered with the help of haplotype-informed copy number variation analyses. Oct 25, 2022 Childhood Epilepsy Risk Variant Traced Back to 800-Year-Old British Founder Event Oct 18, 2022 Hip Fracture GWAS, Mendelian Randomization Reveal Risk Loci Oct 6, 2022 Breast Cancer Risk Contributors, Remaining Gaps Found With Familial Analyses Sep 14, 2022 Vanuatu Population Structure, History Drawn From Contemporary Genetic Data Aug 25, 2022 Ancient DNA Sequences Inform Southern Arc History, Population Dynamics Aug 23, 2022 Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Informed by Genome-Wide Polygenic Score for Heart Disease Aug 22, 2022 Study Follows Geographic Impacts on Apparent Heritability of Complex Traits Jul 25, 2022 Genetic Risk Score Helps Predict Severe Obesity Later in Life in Childhood Cancer Survivors Jul 15, 2022 Insomnia Linked to Hundreds of Loci in GWAS Meta-Analysis Jul 13, 2022 Family History Improves Polygenic Risk Scores for Complex Disease in Non-Europeans Jun 23, 2022 Founder Events Common in Human, Dog Populations, Study Finds Jun 16, 2022 Domestic Cat Study Traces Genetic Diversity, Disease Risk Across Breeds Jun 13, 2022 Team Digs Into European Population Genetics With UK Biobank Data Jun 2, 2022 Studies Spell Out Rare, Common Variant Contributions to Autism Spectrum Disorder May 23, 2022 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Qatar Genome Program Partner to Develop Microarray for Arab Populations Mar 21, 2022 Preimplantation Genetic Testing Could be Informed by Whole-Genome Reconstruction, Study Shows Mar 17, 2022 UK Researchers Aim to Discern New Polygenic Risk Scores from 5 Million Genotypes Premium Feb 25, 2022 Brugada Syndrome GWAS Reveals Role of Sodium Channel, Other Contributors to Heart Condition Oct 22, 2021 SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes Sep 3, 2021 Consortium Catalogs Variants Affecting Blood Gene Expression Load More Breaking News Cancer Prognoses Informed by Module-Based Approach, Study Finds People in the News at Illumina, Centogene, BioSkryb New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, BD, Analytik Jena, BioMérieux Genetic Technologies to Raise A$5M in Direct Stock Offering In Brief This Week: SD Biosensors, Meridian, Oncocyte, Opko Health, GeneDx, More The Scan Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency. Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis. Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven. White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.