SNP genotyping

The genetic structure of populations differed from morphology-based descriptions, indicating the potential dangers of classifying exclusively on morphological variation.

The technology allows for genome-wide SNP discovery and genotyping in large populations of organisms in a single experiment.

Researchers used a machine learning approach to link variants in the PPARG gene to abnormal brain development seen among preterm infants.

A new study stratified the Irish population into 10 genetic clusters that largely line up with geographic and political boundaries.

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

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: plague patterns in Kyrgyzstan, trypanosomiasis susceptibility variants, and more.

A growing number of companies are offering canine DNA tests for breed identification, genetic disease mutations, and traits.

Results from a randomized clinical trial known as GIFT suggest that genotype-guided warfarin dosing is linked to fewer adverse events than clinical dosing.

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

Earlier this week, the company launched Genomic Explorer in the US, a web-based service that enables consumers to upload their genomic data for viewing and analysis.


360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.