genotyping arrays SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes Using sequence data for tens of thousands of psychotic disease cases and controls, researchers have begun unearthing specific phenotypes linked to rare variants. Consortium Catalogs Variants Affecting Blood Gene Expression Members of the eQTLGen Consortium turned to data for almost 31,700 individuals to define local and distant expression quantitative trait loci affecting gene expression in the blood. Study Spells Out Separate Parental, Fetal Genome Contributions to Fetal Growth With the help of phased Icelandic genomes, researchers found fetal growth-associated variants in maternal, paternal, and fetal genomes, including some with opposite effects on growth. Glaucoma Polygenic Risk Score Appears Similarly Informative to Monogenic Risk Assessment An elevated PRS appeared to confer roughly the same risk of glaucoma as a rare monogenic MYOC gene variant, though high scores turn up more often in the general population. COVID-19 Susceptibility, Severity Loci Reported by International Team Using data for almost 50,000 COVID-19 cases and some 2 million controls, researchers found 13 loci linked to SARS-CoV-2 infection susceptibility or disease severity. May 17, 2021 Bipolar Disorder GWAS Meta-Analysis Points to Potential Treatment Targets May 13, 2021 Blood Cancer Genetic Risk Loci Found in Retriever Dogs Mar 30, 2021 German COVID-19 Project Aims to Better Understand Role of Genetics in Disease Severity Premium Mar 17, 2021 Cancer Heritability Gene Set Expanded With Common Variant Analysis Mar 11, 2021 Eye Color GWAS Leads to 50 New Loci, Underscoring Trait's Complexity Mar 10, 2021 Polygenic Risk Score Reporting Standards Developed Mar 4, 2021 Finnish Population Genetic Analysis Reflects Recent Historical Events Feb 24, 2021 Glaucoma GWAS Meta-Analysis Uncovers New Risk Loci, Shared Risk Across Ancestry Groups Feb 19, 2021 Genetic Study of Skin Pigmentation in African Americans Uncovers Links to Vitamin D Deficiency Jan 25, 2021 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Studies Reveal Common Contributors, Risk Score Jan 19, 2021 Blood, Urine Biomarker Study Leads to Linked Loci, Disease-Related Risk Scores Jan 11, 2021 After Year of Scaling Up, Africa's 54gene Seeks Research Projects, Pharma Partnerships Premium Dec 11, 2020 COVID-19 GWAS Leads to Immune Genes Linked to Severe Disease, Treatment Targets Oct 30, 2020 Identity-by-Descent Analysis Uncovers Rare Variant Associations in UK Biobank Premium Oct 7, 2020 Lupus Study Points to Ancestry-Specific Genetic Risk Factors, Treatment Targets Sep 23, 2020 Pale Melanoma Susceptibility Linked to Albinism-Related Genes Sep 8, 2020 Polygenic Risk Scores Provide Insights Into Drug-Related Liver Injury Sep 4, 2020 Complex Genetics Identified for Heart Condition Affecting Seemingly Healthy Young Women Sep 3, 2020 Blood Cell Traits Linked to Individual Loci, Polygenic Contributors in International Studies Aug 3, 2020 Ancestry Rolls Out Sequencing-Based Health Offering Focused on Common Conditions Premium Load More Breaking News Myasthenia Gravis Study Identifies Genetic Risk Loci Affecting Acetylcholine Receptor Mammoth Biosciences High-Throughput CRISPR-Based COVID Test Gets FDA EUA Illumina, National Cancer Center Japan Collaborate on Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Fluidigm Obtains $250M Investment, Changing Name to Standard BioTools SeqOne Genomics Closes €20M Series A Financing NeoGenomics Partners With Biomarker Collaborative to Provide Lung Cancer Resources The Scan For STEM Students to Stay New policy changes will make it easier for international STEM students to stay in the US after graduation, the Wall Street Journal reports. To Inform or Not, To Know or Not The New York Times writes that some genetic biobanks may re-contact donors if they spot something troublesome, but it notes that not all donors want that information. Rapid Test Studies Researchers are examining why rapid tests may be less effective at detecting the Omicron variant and how to improve them, NPR says. PLOS Papers on SARS-CoV-2 Diversity in Delaware, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Adiposity GWAS In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 isolates from Delaware, gene expression and protein-protein interaction patterns in metastatic breast cancer, and more.