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Genetic Variants Associated with Severe Covid-19

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers have published a paper revealing genetic variants associated with the development of life-threatening […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 11th December

Another week of amazing genomics news and research jam-packed into one article. Top stories from the past week Researchers have […]

Blood cell ratios correlate with leukaemia risk

A new study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, has reported that genetically induced shifts in blood cell […]

Multi-omics integration analysis uncovers genes driving alcoholism

A new study, published in Nature Communications, has used a multi-omics systems approach to identify genes underlying alcohol use disorders. […]

No, testosterone does not determine your chances of success

With genetic causal inference methods, researchers showed that testosterone does not affect socioeconomic status or health in men, countering prior […]

Your morning coffee does not cause arrhythmia

In a cohort of over 300,000 individuals, researchers have demonstrated that neither coffee consumption nor genetic variants that affect caffeine […]

How Education may Improve our Physical and Mental Health

A recent Mendelian randomisation study found that genetically higher education level was associated with lower risk of major mental disorders […]

High Blood Pressure Could Increase Your Risk of Pneumonia

Epidemiological analyses have linked hypertension to an increased risk of pneumonia. This study from the UK biobank confirmed this correlation […]

Human brain-derived proteome data helps elucidate a genetic causal pathway for neurological phenotypes

A team of researchers have analysed human proteome data from brain tissue to study whether targeted proteins predictively mediated the […]

Snoring insights from the UK Biobank’s latest study

Even on Valentine’s Day the snoring of a sleeping companion, can be a hard habit to excuse. And, while a UK […]