SNP arrays

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.

The proceeds from the seed round will enable the company to fund the development and commercial launch of a $15 genomic test for dairy and beef cattle.

The researchers believe that by monitoring mtDNA copy number in blood, they will be able to identify people at risk for developing CHD who could benefit from preventative efforts.

Researchers analyzed the exomes of metastatic tumor samples from patients who died of breast cancer to piece together the genomic evolution.

Illumina and the H3Africa Consortium hope the array will allow future GWAS to address African genomic diversity in a way that previous chips have not.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.