SNP genotyping

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

Research presented at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference shows promise in uncovering more SNP-phenotype links in GWAS.

The product is designed to provide customers with personalized information about their nutrition, metabolisms, and eating behaviors.

The findings support the neural crest hypothesis of domestication, which says common changes seen in domesticated animals are due to developmental alterations.

The Virginia-based firm's genetic genealogy service for forensics played a central role in a recent arrest in a 30-year-old double homicide case.

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.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.