We have compiled all of the most recent genomics news and research from over the past week and put it here for you!
Top stories from the past week
- New findings have revealed that the fat mass- and obesity-associated (FTO) protein plays a key role in the process of cancer metastasis. (Jeschke et al, 2021)
- Researchers have developed a method to detect and adjust population structure in large genetic databases. (Arriaga-MacKenzie et al, 2021)
- Researchers have discovered and explored a new neural stem cell state that could put brain tumours to sleep. (O’Connor et al, 2021)
- A team of PhD students has developed a method to profile gene expression at the single cell level in Arabidopsis embryos. (Kao et al, 2021)
- Researchers have identified a combination of biological markers in patients with dengue that could predict whether they go on to develop moderate to severe disease. (Vuong et al, 2021)
- In a recent study, researchers identified the origins of seven types of kidney cancer, including several rare subtypes. (Young et al, 2021)
- A recent genome-wide association study has identified genetic variants associated with pernicious anaemia, a type of vitamin B12 anaemia. (Laisk et al, 2021)
- Researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that activates specific genes and thus leads to the development of cancer. (Ahn et al, 2021)
- A new study has used machine-learning to help predict how human breast cancer tumours will evolve. (Salehi et al, 2021)
- For the first time, researchers have revealed a central role for the glial protein hepaCAM in building the brain and affecting early brain function. (Baldwin et al, 2021)
- Researchers at Harvard University and the Broad Institute have created the first detailed atlas of the mouse cerebral cortex. (Bella et al, 2021)
In other news
- Garvan Researchers have launched a new tool – TOPOGRAPH (Therapy-Oriented Precision Oncology Guidelines for Recommending Anti-cancer Pharmaceuticals) – to inform targeted cancer treatment options. (Lin et al, 2021)
- Join us on Thursday 1st July at 3pm BST/4pm CEST/10am EDT for the first webinar in our ‘Multi-Omics ONLINE’ series. In this webinar, we explore how diverse datasets are being used to prioritise drug targets.
- Make sure you register for another exciting series – ‘Clinical Microbiology ONLINE’. In the first webinar on Wednesday 7th July at 3pm BST/4pm CEST/10am EDT, we explore the emerging tools that are enabling us to improve pathogen identification and analysis.