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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 27th February

Enjoy our latest round-up of the most recent genomics new and research.

Top stories from the past week

  • A new study demonstrates that there is no simple relationship between genetic diversity and species survival. (Teixeira and Huber, 2021)
  • By combining evidence from genetics and archaeology, researchers have shed light into East Asia’s population history. (Reich et al, 2021)
  • An international team of scientists has validated a more inclusive and comprehensive genetic tool for predicting age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer. (Huynh-Le et al, 2021)
  • New research in mice has strengthened the scientific consensus regarding the role of the gut microbiome in neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. (Raber et al, 2021)
  • Scientists have identified the cells responsible for liver maintenance and regeneration, pinpointing exactly where they reside in the liver. (Wei et al, 2021)
  • Computer scientists have created a new bioinformatics tool – PlasmidHawk – that can accurately track synthetic DNA. (Treangen et al, 2021)
  • A team of researchers have identified a range of genes that are linked to both obesity but also to protection against some of the negative health impacts of obesity. (Loos et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have identified microRNAs in urine that can act as predictors of both heart and kidney health in children without disease. (Sanders et al, 2021)
  • Whole-genome sequencing data has uncovered KRTAP1-1 as a novel genetic variant associated with antidepressant treatment outcomes. (Kim et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have reported the safety and outcomes of the first lentivirus-mediated gene therapy for Fabry disease. (Medin et al, 2021)

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