Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.
The revelation that Family Tree DNA has been working with law enforcement has some worried about a negative impact on the industry.
At the Precision Medicine World Conference, researchers from Sanford Health, Providence Health, and Israel's Maccabi discussed their genomics programs.
Given that genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia is highly polygenic, the researchers found that the risk scores had some utility as prognostic biomarkers.
The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.
Using SNP profiles, gut microbe metagenomics, and other data, researchers identified host and microbe factors influencing circulating levels of CVD markers.
Cytox will work with AIBL to test new algorithms for identifying individuals most at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease using its current technologies.
Researchers found that the diverse features in mixed phenotype acute leukemia may stem from early blood progenitor mutations.
Researchers used brain expression data from mice with well-documented sleep traits to identify gene networks that overlap with those in human depression.
The research team has founded a startup called Ampera Life to commercialize the technology to detect genetic mutations and infectious agents in patients.
Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.
Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.
Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.