The assessment incorporates different ethnic backgrounds, but debate continues among researchers on the utility of polygenic risk scores for diabetes.
Although analyses for other drugs in the class have failed to confirm the influence of genotype, Dalcor is moving forward with its clinical trial, expecting some results by the end of this year.
The researchers found evidence of genetic continuity in Anatolia, even as the subsistence strategy changed from hunting and gathering to farming.
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 firm's lab subsidiary Phenogen will provide genotyping to study the impact on women's decisions to undergo prophylactic surgery.
The researchers generated a skull shape score and applied it to a European ancestry cohort to tease out introgressed Neanderthal DNA linked to head shape.
A GWAS meta-analysis involving hundreds of thousands of cases and controls led to new and known gallstone disease-associated variants at 28 loci.
A gene-environment analysis involving 10,346 twins suggests parents are more restrictive when feeding children who have a genetic propensity for weight gain.
A Mendelian analysis hints that variants implicated in bitter taste perception may affect a person's preference for coffee, tea, and/or alcohol.
Given that genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia is highly polygenic, the researchers found that the risk scores had some utility as prognostic biomarkers.
Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.