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The notorious Y chromosome has finally been mapped

The full sequence of the Y chromosome is one of the few remaining pieces missing from the human genomic puzzle. […]

Telomeres Take on a New Role: Scientists Uncover the Proteins Hiding at the End of Chromosomes

In a recent study published in PNAS, researchers have discovered for the first time that telomeres can produce proteins. Not […]

Some male-derived cancers inactive the X chromosome

Another layer of complexity has been added to the process of oncogenesis – a normally female-specific developmental process, called X […]

Mosaic loss of Y chromosome leads to increased mortality in aging men

New research using CRISPR-Cas9 has shed light on the condition of mosaic loss of Y chromosome, a previously unexplained risk […]

CRISPR Used to Induce Global Chromosome Rearrangement in Human Cells

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer A new paper in Nucleic Acid Research shows that it is possible to use […]

A substantial genetic contributor to loss of Y chromosome and type 2 diabetes

Researchers have identified loss-of-function GIGYF1 variants that contribute more to the risk of loss of Y chromosome and type 2 […]

A complete chromosome 8

Researchers reported the first full assembly of human chromosome 8 in Nature last week. Human chromosomes Despite the completion of […]

The first telomere-to-telomere human chromosome assembly

A recent article published in Nature, describes a breakthrough in our knowledge of the human genome with the first gapless, […]

Genomics Week in Brief: Week Ending 3rd May

Welcome back to Week in Brief! We hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend, and we’ve got the latest […]

Proteogenomics in Drug Discovery: Appreciating the Big Picture

The use of genomics in drug discovery has been heralded as a revolutionary tool. With most drugs ultimately failing at […]