Genetic Test Company 23andMe Completes Merger with Richard Branson ’s VG Acquisition Corp., Stock Now Trades on NASDAQ
23andMe executives say they plan to leverage their database of millions of customer genotypes ‘to help accelerate personalized healthcare at scale,’ a key goal of precision medicine In what some financial analysts believe may be an indication that popularity of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing among customers who seek info on their ethnic background and genetic […] The post Genetic Test Company 23andMe Completes Merger with Richard Branson’s VG Acquisition Corp., Stock Now Trades on NASDAQ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 4, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology Lab and Pathology Mergers, Acquisitions, Valuations Laboratory Mergers and Acquisitions Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicin Source Type: news

Liver disease symptoms: 8 early signs of cirrhosis you shouldn't ignore
LIVER DISEASE can be caused by a range of factors, from drinking too much alcohol to being overweight and even genetics. Here are eight key symptoms which could indicate liver disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics holds key to making research more relevant to humans
I spoke with NIEHS grantee Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena about the importance of incorporating more genetic diversity into study designs. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

MRNA ’s Next Chapter Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19 Vaccines
It’s safe to say that before the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, most people hadn’t thought about messenger RNA, or mRNA, since high school science class—if ever. The molecule plays a pivotal role in the body, carrying the recipes for making various proteins to the parts of cells that produce them. But “mRNA” wasn’t exactly a common phrase until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna harnessed the genetic material’s power to teach the body to make a piece of a protein found on the COVID-19 virus’ surface, thus training it to fight the real thing, were i...
Source: TIME: Science - August 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

MRNA ’s Next Chapter Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19 Vaccines
It’s safe to say that before the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, most people hadn’t thought about messenger RNA, or mRNA, since high school science class—if ever. The molecule plays a pivotal role in the body, carrying the recipes for making various proteins to the parts of cells that produce them. But “mRNA” wasn’t exactly a common phrase until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna harnessed the genetic material’s power to teach the body to make a piece of a protein found on the COVID-19 virus’ surface, thus training it to fight the real thing, were i...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

Australia Launches Pilot Preventative Cancer Screening Program That Offers Low-cost DNA Genetic Testing to Healthy Adults Between Ages 18 to 40
Studies into use of population-level genomic cancer screening show promising results while indicating that such testing to find evidence of increased cancer risk among non-symptomatic people may be beneficial In another example of a government health system initiating a program designed to proactively identify people at risk for a serious disease to allow early clinical […] The post Australia Launches Pilot Preventative Cancer Screening Program That Offers Low-cost DNA Genetic Testing to Healthy Adults Between Ages 18 to 40 appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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FDA document admits "covid" PCR test was developed without isolated covid samples for test calibration, effectively admitting it's testing something else
(Natural News) A document just released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) openly admits that the infamous PCR test for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) was developed not with actual samples of the Chinese Virus, but rather what appears to be genetic material from a common cold virus. Since the Fauci Flu in any... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A meta-analysis of 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 1b polymorphisms with risk of major depressive disorder and suicidal behavior - Yang P, Yang M, Li P, Cao D, Gong D, Lv J, Pu L, Huang S, Liang Y.
PURPOSE: Previous association studies have investigated whether genetic polymorphisms in HTR1B influenced individuals' susceptibility to major depressive disorder (MDD), anti-depressant response (ADR) and suicidal behavior. However, equivocal evidence was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They ’re Back
Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Archives and Records Computers and the Internet Research Genetics and Heredity your-feed-science Source Type: news

Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- Having a genetic heart condition often means the end of sports for young athletes, but new research could be a game changer. A 20-year study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., suggests that for kids with most genetic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers in Germany Sequence Genome of Bubonic Plague Bacteria Taken from Remains of Man who Lived More than 5,000 Years Ago
Advancements in genetic sequencing continue to enable microbiologists and genetic scientists to explore the origins and mutations of deadly diseases Microbiologists and researchers can now study the gene sequence of 5,000-year-old bubonic plague bacteria. The scientific team that achieved this feat of gene sequencing believes this is the oldest case of the ancient strain of […] The post Researchers in Germany Sequence Genome of Bubonic Plague Bacteria Taken from Remains of Man who Lived More than 5,000 Years Ago appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play
Title: Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to PlayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AIBS Receives NSF LEAPS Award to Support Diversity Conference
AIBS has received an award from NSF under its LEAPS program to support the development of a diversity conference that will engage and create a collaborative network of majority- and minority-serving biological scientific societies to foster cultural change.    Related StoriesInternational Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic sequence data impact biodiversity science and conservation?AIBS Receives NSF Award to Support International Workshop Series on Nagoya ProtocolEnter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest  (Source: AIBS Classifieds)
Source: AIBS Classifieds - July 30, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS Receives NSF LEAPS Award to Support Diversity Conference
AIBS has received an award from NSF under its LEAPS program to support the development of a diversity conference that will engage and create a collaborative network of majority- and minority-serving biological scientific societies to foster cultural change.    Related StoriesInternational Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic sequence data impact biodiversity science and conservation?AIBS Receives NSF Award to Support International Workshop Series on Nagoya ProtocolEnter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest  (Source: Education Reports)
Source: Education Reports - July 30, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS Receives NSF LEAPS Award to Support Diversity Conference
AIBS has received an award from NSF under its LEAPS program to support the development of a diversity conference that will engage and create a collaborative network of majority- and minority-serving biological scientific societies to foster cultural change.    Related StoriesInternational Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic sequence data impact biodiversity science and conservation?AIBS Receives NSF Award to Support International Workshop Series on Nagoya ProtocolEnter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest  (Source: BioScience Press Releases)
Source: BioScience Press Releases - July 30, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS Receives NSF LEAPS Award to Support Diversity Conference
AIBS has received an award from NSF under its LEAPS program to support the development of a diversity conference that will engage and create a collaborative network of majority- and minority-serving biological scientific societies to foster cultural change.    Related StoriesInternational Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic sequence data impact biodiversity science and conservation?AIBS Receives NSF Award to Support International Workshop Series on Nagoya ProtocolEnter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest  (Source: AIBS News)
Source: AIBS News - July 30, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS Receives NSF LEAPS Award to Support Diversity Conference
AIBS has received an award from NSF under its LEAPS program to support the development of a diversity conference that will engage and create a collaborative network of majority- and minority-serving biological scientific societies to foster cultural change.    Related StoriesInternational Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic sequence data impact biodiversity science and conservation?AIBS Receives NSF Award to Support International Workshop Series on Nagoya ProtocolEnter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest  (Source: Eye on Education)
Source: Eye on Education - July 30, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS Receives NSF LEAPS Award to Support Diversity Conference
AIBS has received an award from NSF under its LEAPS program to support the development of a diversity conference that will engage and create a collaborative network of majority- and minority-serving biological scientific societies to foster cultural change.    Related StoriesInternational Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic sequence data impact biodiversity science and conservation?AIBS Receives NSF Award to Support International Workshop Series on Nagoya ProtocolEnter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest  (Source: Washington Watch)
Source: Washington Watch - July 30, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS Receives NSF LEAPS Award to Support Diversity Conference
AIBS has received an award from NSF under its LEAPS program to support the development of a diversity conference that will engage and create a collaborative network of majority- and minority-serving biological scientific societies to foster cultural change.    Related StoriesInternational Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic sequence data impact biodiversity science and conservation?AIBS Receives NSF Award to Support International Workshop Series on Nagoya ProtocolEnter the Faces of Biology Photo Contest  (Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials)
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - July 30, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

How the Delta Variant Overtook Missouri: A Lesson for the Rest of the U.S.
In mid-June, U.S. maps tracking the spread of COVID-19 began showing a cluster of cases growing in the middle of the country. The epicenter lay in Missouri, particularly its more rural and remote areas. At the time, Missouri had something that other states didn’t: the Delta variant. To be fair, the highly transmissible Delta variant had at that point already crept into other states. But it had truly established itself in Missouri. Among the 25 states the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s website reported on at the time, Delta was showing up in less than 5% of swab samples in 15 of them. Co...
Source: TIME: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rare disorder offers roadmap for understanding inflammatory disease
Yale researchers investigating the genetic cause of a rare childhood disorder found an unexpected new gene with a fundamental role in regulating inflammation. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cats Might Be Purrfect Model for Human Genetics Research
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- Dogs may be man's best friend, but cats may hold critical keys to humans'health. Our feline friends have the potential to become a valuable model for genetic research, because their genome is similar to that of people,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Testosterone in women ’s athletics - podcast
Genetic advantages in sport tend to be celebrated, but that isn ’t always the case when it comes to women’s athletics. At the start of July, two female runners from Namibia, Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, were told they couldn’t compete in the 400m race in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unless they reduced their naturally high testosterone hormone levels . Shivani Dave speaks to Katrina Karkazis, a professor ofsexuality, women ’s, and gender studies, specialising in ‘sex testing’ and sport regulations, about the rules that ban female athletes with naturally high testosteroneContinue re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Shivani Dave, contribution by Katrina Karkazis, produced by Iain Chalmers Tags: Sport Human biology Science Olympic Games Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 Athletics Olympics 2012: athletics Source Type: news

Eliminating RNA-binding protein improves survival in aggressive leukemia
Removing a protein that is often overexpressed in a rare and aggressive subtype of leukemia can help to slow the cancer ’s development and significantly increase the likelihood of survival, according to a study in mice led by scientists at theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.The research,published today in the journal Leukemia, could aid in the development of targeted therapies for cancers that have high levels of the RNA-binding protein IGF2BP3 — especially acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias that are characterized by chromosomal rearrangements in the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene.In these ML...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Cancer
For men and women with high genetic risk, five - year cancer incidence down significantly with a favorable lifestyle (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cats Are So Not Appreciated. Think Again.
Researchers who work on the genomes of domestic and wild cats say their DNA holds clues to human as well as feline health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Cats Genetics and Heredity Texas A & m University University of Missouri Medicine and Health Veterinary Medicine your-feed-science Source Type: news

Genetic engineering test with mosquitoes ‘may be game changer’ in eliminating malaria
UK scientist says gene-drive study rendering female insects infertile may lead to ‘self destruct mosquito’ field tests within 10 yearsScientists have successfully wiped out a population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes by using a radical form of genetic engineering to render the females infertile – in the most advanced and largest ever test of use of the technology to fight the disease.As well as bringing fresh hope in the fight against one of the world ’s biggest killers, the study lays the foundations for further trials of gene-drive technology which could mean self-destroying mosquitoes being r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Malaria Genetics Gene editing Insects Imperial College London Microbiology Africa Burkina Faso World news Science Medical research Wildlife UK news Source Type: news

Richard Lewontin obituary
Pioneering biologist and geneticist whose research showed the emptiness of traditional biological concepts of raceThe American scientist Richard Lewontin, who has died aged 92, was intimately involved in some of the most important discoveries, and feuds, of evolutionary biology during the decades in which it passed from knowing that genes existed to specifying them in precise molecular terms.His greatest contribution came in the 1960s, when he demonstrated the existence of very widespread genetic variation within species as well as between them. This research, with John Hubby at the University of Chicago, which had started...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Brown and Steven Rose Tags: Genetics Science Biology US news Harvard University Research Education Source Type: news

New study identifies key gene correlated with pediatric stroke
Using whole-exome sequencing, a team at Yale School of Medicine has pinpointed the genetic culprit behind moyamoya disease, which can cause strokes in children. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alzheimer's breakthrough as major finding makes it possible to calculate risk
ALZHEIMER'S disease - the most common cause of dementia in the UK - is on the rise due to people living longer than ever before. A major new finding suggests it is possible to calculate the risk of the brain decline based on certain genetic predispositions - how at risk are you? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Cancer
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- Having a favorable lifestyle may help reduce the risk for cancer for individuals at high genetic risk, according to a study published online July 28 in Cancer Research. Meng Zhu, from Nanjing Medical University in China,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Golden Rice: Triumph for Science
By Paul TengSINGAPORE, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide consumers with improved nutrition (Golden Rice) and safer food (Bt eggplant). Paul TengBIOTECHNOLOGY CROPS have been controversial in spite of overwhelming support for their safety by the scientific community. This is specially so for the class of biotechnology crops commonly called ‘GMO’ or genetically modified organism. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How An Altered Strand Of DNA Can Cause Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes To Self-Destruct
For the first time, scientists have shown that a new kind of genetic engineering can crash populations of malaria-spreading mosquitoes.(Image credit: Dunpharlain/Wikimedia Commons) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Diagnosing Neurofibromatosis 1, With and Without Genetic Testing Diagnosing Neurofibromatosis 1, With and Without Genetic Testing
For most children with NF1, the diagnosis can be made can using National Institutes of Health criteria published in 1988.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

GE posts strong revenue growth in Q3
Sales growth for its imaging and ultrasound products contributed to a stron...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE integrates AI software for radiotherapy planning GE Healthcare collaborates with Sophia Genetics Lucida joins GE Healthcare's Edison Accelerator GE Healthcare names new CEO GE Healthcare shows organic growth in sales, profit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Genetic sequencing uncovers new possible links to cardiac rhythm disorder
The findings of the Yale School of Medicine-led study are a major step in uncovering the genetic causes of a poorly understood type of heart arrhythmia. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Acne diet: The 3 foods to avoid for clear skin
ACNE is mainly caused by hormonal changes and genetics, but diet often plays a role in the severity of the condition. Here are three foods to avoid for clear skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Femtech company Elvie raises $80M for new product development; canine genetic company Embark snags $75M; and other digital health fundings
Also: Nym Health gets $25M to scale its medical code platform, healthcare cost-transparency startup Turquoise Health scores $5M, and Oova closes a seed round.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Short stature and combined immunodeficiency associated with mutations in RGS10
This study suggests that RGS10 is critical for both immune competence and normal hormonal metabolism in humans and that rare RGS10 variants may contribute to distinct systemic genetic disorders. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Chinn, I. K., Xie, Z., Chan, E. C., Nagata, B. M., Koval, A., Chen, W.-S., Zhang, F., Ganesan, S., Hong, D. N., Suzuki, M., Nardone, G., Moore, I. N., Katanaev, V. L., Balazs, A. E., Liu, C., Lupski, J. R., Orange, J. S., Druey, K. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

20-year Mayo Clinic study suggests return to play is manageable for athletes with most genetic heart diseases
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Receiving the diagnosis of a genetic heart disease such as long QT syndrome, which can cause sudden cardiac death, has long been a game-ender for young athletes. But a 20-year study at Mayo Clinic following such athletes who were allowed to return to play suggests that the risks can be managed t hrough a shared decision-making process. The retrospective study findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society… (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - July 27, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Sophia Genetics goes public in $234M IPO, two other biotechs delay
Amid what's shaping up to be a record year for IPOs, just one local biotech companies hit the Nasdaq on Friday, while two others that were initially scheduled to go public put off their listings. Genomics testing firm Sophia Genetics rang the bell on Friday morning. Co-headquartered in Boston and Lausanne, Switzerland, Sophia raised $234 million in its IPO, selling 13 million shares at $18 each, the midpoint of its range. J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Cowen and Credit Suisse backed the list ing. Sophia… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

CDC Announces Presence of Rare, Tropical Illness in Three Non-adjacent States and Genetic Testing Indicates There May Be a Common Source of Exposure
Microbiologists will want to take note of the CDC’s statement that the illness can masquerade as other diseases It is the latest example of a bacterium uncommon in the United States that has infected patients in this country—one of whom has died. The three infected patients live in separate states, but genetic analysis indicates their […] The post CDC Announces Presence of Rare, Tropical Illness in Three Non-adjacent States and Genetic Testing Indicates There May Be a Common Source of Exposure appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 26, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine Alfred Whitmore Alfred Source Type: news

Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet
By Barbara WellsROME, Jul 26 2021 (IPS) Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive. Barbara WellsInstead of bringing relief, this year’s rains were accompanied by warm temperatures that created the ideal conditions for infestations of fall armyworm, which destroys mainly maize, one of the main food crops of sub-Saharan Africa. Drought and famine are not stra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Barbara Wells Tags: Africa Biodiversity Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Re Source Type: news

Juicy past of favorite Okinawan fruit revealed
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) A genetic analysis of fruit in the mandarin family has unraveled a complex journey from the mountainous region of southern China to the markets of Okinawa, says researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Polygenic risk for major depression is associated with lifetime suicide attempt in US soldiers independent of personal and parental history of major depression - Stein MB, Jain S, Campbell-Sills L, Ware EB, Choi KW, He F, Ge T, Gelernter J, Smoller JW, Kessler RC, Ursano RJ.
Suicide is a major public health problem. The contribution of common genetic variants for major depressive disorder (MDD) independent of personal and parental history of MDD has not been established. Polygenic risk score (using PRS-CS) for MDD was calculat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Links Between Genetic Risk, Glaucoma Prevalence Examined
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Polygenic variants are associated with comparable risk for developing open-angle glaucoma as that associated with the most common single-gene pathogenic variant, according to a study published online July 15 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A 16-Year-Old Girl With Melanocytic Nevi A 16-Year-Old Girl With Melanocytic Nevi
Can you answer a question about a genetic abnormality?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

The National Academy of Sciences admits IPK scientist Nicolaus von Wir é n as member
(Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research) Great honour for Prof. Dr Nicolaus von Wir é n: The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has accepted the Head of the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at the IPK Leibniz Institute as a new member. For Nicolaus von Wir é n, this is already the second award within a few months. Only recently he was recognised by the Web of Science as an influential researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Participating labs contribute over 70 tests for COVID-19 to the NIH Genetic Testing Registry
During the COVID-19 pandemic, an often-heard refrain in the arena of public health was “Testing, testing, testing!”. Testing for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in patients with symptoms or potential exposure, or for the presence of antibodies to the virus in patients who had recovered from the disease, took on vital importance in efforts … Continue reading Participating labs contribute over 70 tests for COVID-19 to the NIH Genetic Testing Registry → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - July 22, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New COVID-19 Source Type: news

A.I. Predicts the Shapes of Molecules to Come
DeepMind has given 3-D structure to 350,000 proteins, including every one made by humans, promising a boon for medicine and drug design. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cade Metz Tags: Proteins Artificial Intelligence Computers and the Internet Genetics and Heredity Biology and Biochemistry Human Genome Project your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news