The assessment incorporates different ethnic backgrounds, but debate continues among researchers on the utility of polygenic risk scores for diabetes.
The signature is enriched for genes involved in immune-related processes, such as T cell co-stimulation and antigen presentation, and suggests personalized treatments.
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.
Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.
University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.
The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.
In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.