Today we have another round of customer publications from our incredible clients to share with you! These latest pubs cover a variety of topics, from rat-tail syndrome in cattle to the first GWAS analysis of attempted suicide by individuals with schizophrenia. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Christa Kuehn of the Liebnez Institute for Farm Animal Biology and colleagues published Epistatic interactions between at least three loci determine the “rat-tail” phenotype in cattle in Genetics Selection Evolution which used resource cross population to provide evidence that the RTS locus has effect on hair conformation and coat color dilution.
- Rare variant discovery in known cancer genes from whole-exome sequencing of African American hereditary prostate cancer families was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention by Cheryl Cropp of TGEN and colleagues. This study used whole exome sequencing to explore the role of genetics in the causation of hereditary prostate cancer in African American men.
- Jason Peterson of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, along with colleagues, published Targeted next-generation sequencing detects a high frequency of potentially actionable mutations in metastatic breast cancers in Experimental and Molecular Pathology in which cancer samples were sequenced and potentially actionable mutations were identified in the majority of breast cancer metastases.
- In Neuroscience Letters, Vincenzo De Luca of the Center for Addiction & Mental Health published GWAS analysis of suicide attempt in schizophrenia: Main genetic effect and interaction with early life trauma which is the first GWAS to identify genetic markers which increase the risk for suicide attempts in individuals with schizophrenia.
- Mauro D’Amato of Karolinska University and colleagues published LACC1 polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel disease and juvenile idiopathic arthritis in Genes and Immunity which tested 11 LACC1 tagging SNPs’ effect on disease risk in over 3,500 Swedish individuals.
- Avi Orr-Urtreger of the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and colleagues published SEPT14 Is Associated with a Reduced Risk for Parkinson’s Disease and Expressed in Human Brain in the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience which aimed to determine whether Septin genes are associated with Parkinson’s disease.
These are a few of the many new customer publications from this month, so feel free to check out the full list of publications here. If you don’t see your publication listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to add it!
I would like to offer a word of caution regarding the use of the word “schizophrenics” in this blog (and research literature). Individuals/patients with schizophrenia seems to be more neutral and more accepted these days.
These are just my 2 SNPs..
Thank you for pointing this out, that makes a lot of sense and will be noted for this post and the future.