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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 18th September

Here, is your weekly summary filled with some of latest genomics news and research from the past week!

Top stories from the past week

  • A study using ancient DNA has rewritten early Japanese history by identifying that modern day populations have a tripartite genetic origin. (Cooke et al, 2021)
  • Scientists have developed a technique for reconstructing whole genomes, including the human genome, on a personal computer. (Ekim et al, 2021)
  • New cutting-edge 3D facial scans have the potential to give us a better understanding of the genetic causes of autism. (Tan et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have found that classifying EGFR mutations by structure and function offers a much better way to match non-small cell lung cancer patients to treatments. (Robichaux et al, 2021)
  • A research study has linked a protein-coding gene to tumour development and the body’s immune response. (Pozo et al, 2021)
  • A ground-breaking study, using mouse models, has identified the probable ‘blood-to-brain pathway’ that leads to Alzheimer’s disease. (Lam et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have found a potential direct connection between neurodegenerative diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, glaucoma and the herpes simplex virus. (Ames et al, 2021)
  • A recent study has shown that the RNF5 protein plays an unusual role in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). (Khateb et al, 2021)
  • Scientists have developed a drug-based genetic platform that allows researchers to track genetic manipulations in fruit fly without having to screen thousands of them. (Matinyan et al, 2021)

In other news

  • Ground-breaking research at Temple University could pave the way for the first trial of a CRISPR-based HIV therapy in human patients. (Temple University, 2021)

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