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New Genebass Online Resource Helps Connect Rare Genetic Variants to Human Disease and Health

MIT and Harvard Researchers Create Online Resource to Help Connect Rare Genetic Variants to...

In 2006, researchers discovered that people with certain variants of the gene PCSK9 had dramatically lower cholesterol levels than the general population. Individuals with two broken copies of the gene — one from each parent — were up to 88...
SNIA Authority for Storage Leadership Announces DNA Data Storage Technology Affiliate

DNA Data Storage Alliance Joins SNIA as Technology Affiliate

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) takes another leap forward in the industry today by enabling technical work and standards development for interoperability of DNA Data Storage solutions. SNIA is a nonprofit organization made up of storage professionals and...
Polygenic Risk Scores in diverse populations

Biobank Data Reveals African Ancestry is Less Likely to Identify High-Risk Individuals Through Polygenic...

An international research consortium led by the University of Helsinki has performed the largest study to date evaluating the transferability of genome-wide polygenic risk scores across ancestries. Polygenic risk scores (PRS) measure genetic disease susceptibility by combining risk effects...
Would Biobanking be Efficacious to Revolutionize the Medical World?

Would Biobanking be Efficacious to Revolutionize the Medical World?

We live in a world that is being transformed by the scientific revolution. Traditionally, biobank was a term used to describe a biorepository for biological tissues. Today, biobanks are used in a much broader context and are used to...

Coriell Institute Awarded $4.6 Million from NHGRI to Continue Managing Biorepository for Human Genetic...

The National Human Genome Research Institute has renewed its collaborative agreement with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. For another five years, Coriell will continue to manage the NHGRI Sample Repository for Human Genetic Research, a collection of cell...

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