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Researchers use ‘blacklist’ computing concept as novel way to streamline genetic analysis

January 11, 2019 dna 0
Researchers have discovered a new use for a long-standing computational concept known as ‘blacklisting.’ Using blacklisting as a filter to single out genetic variations in patient genomes and exomes that do not cause illness, researchers have successfully streamlined the identification of genetic drivers of disease.
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A new ‘atlas’ of genetic influences on osteoporosis

January 11, 2019 dna 0
A ground-breaking new study has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density (BMD), one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis. The paper identifies 518 genome-wide loci, of which 301 are newly discovered, that explain 20 percent of the genetic variance associated with osteoporosis.