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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 discovered that the steroid receptor coactivator-2 (SRC-2) is important in coordinating the biological responses to food shortages. (Yang et al, 2021)
  • Using Mendelian Randomisation, a team of researchers has identified protein biomarkers that have a direct causal effect on protecting or promoting disease development. (Ek et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have combined genetic analysis and pathologic features to provide a singular biological framework to classify breast cancer types. (Thennavan et al, 2021)
  • A recent study has demonstrated that the frequency of defecation is a heritable character in humans and that specific genetic profiles influence bowel habits and predisposition to IBS. (Bonfiglio et al, 2021)
  • Yale researchers have identified the role of the early developmental gene PPIL4 in deadly aneurysms. (Barak et al, 2021)
  • An experimental HIV vaccine based on mRNA has shown promise in mice and non-human primates. (Zhang et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have linked a rare genetic mutation found mostly in Black Americans and other individuals of African descent to earlier onset of heart failure and increased risk of hospitalisation. (Coniglio et al, 2021)
  • A recent study has identified that the long noncoding RNA, CYTOR, increased after exercise in human muscle and also counteracts muscle ageing. (Wohlwend et al, 2021)
  • A team has developed a gene-delivery system that can specifically target brain cells while avoiding the liver. (Goertsen et al, 2021)

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