SNP arrays

The collaborators aim to show that Cytox' VariaTect SNP profiling array and an associated algorithm can effectively predict the presence of Alzheimer's pathology.

Noninvasive prenatal screening for trisomies and sub-chromosomal alterations uncovered a fragile site expansion and related deletion present in mothers but not fetuses.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Salmonella enterica uncovered in 16th century Mexico cemeteries, reconstruction of Hans Jonatan's genome, and more.

US researchers conducted a genome-wide association study of sexual orientation among men, but found only tentative links.

A Johns Hopkins team reported its finding in JAMA Cardiology, backed by SNP array data from 21,870 participants culled from several large cardiovascular studies.

An international team of researchers said their set of 80 SNPs could be used to uniquely identify and track personal genome samples.

Cytox Raises £2.6M

The British genetics company will use the proceeds to support the roll out of its Alzheimer's disease testing service.

Two new studies have delivered a multitude of new markers linked to testicular cancer, as well as a better understanding of the genetic architecture of the disease.

The British molecular diagnostics company plans to make its array-based test for early-stage Alzheimer's disease available in the US by year end.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: high-altitude adaptation signature among Tibetans, de novo mutations in early-onset high myopia, and more.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.