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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 27th November

Check out the latest Genomics Week in Brief – jam-packed with some of the most recent genomics news and research.

Top stories from the past week

  • A new therapeutic approach has been shown to prevent the growth of metastatic tumours in mice by forcing cancer cells into a dormant state. (Khalil et al, 2021)
  • Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that an overlooked gene, FAM72A, plays a major role in the development of antibodies. (Feng et al, 2021)
  • A team of researchers has highlighted the role of disordered protein interactions in how gene expression is orchestrated. (Cermakova et al, 2021)
  • MIT chemists have discovered how nucleoli interact with chromosomes in the nucleus. (Qi and Zhang, 2021)
  • A recent study has described a new mechanism involved in early melanoma metastasis.  (García-Silva et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have identified numerous gain-of-function variants in the UBE3A gene which increase the risk for neurodevelopmental pathology. (Weston et al, 2021)
  • An analysis of breast cancer genomes from Nigerian women has revealed ethnic-driven somatic evolution and distinct genomic subtypes. (Ansari-Pour et al, 2021)
  • The most comprehensive genomic study of syphilis to date has mapped the recent resurgence of the disease. (Beale et al, 2021)

In other news

  • A new HiFi platform is able to increase sequencing power to help researchers decode the genome of all life on earth. (Earlham Institute, 2021)
  • University of Delaware biochemist Jedd Mugridge is exploring mRNA eraser enzymes in our cells and their role in human disease. (University of Delaware, 2021)
  • The National Human Genome Research Institute has funded research at the Center at Weill Cornell Medicine to develop new tools to study RNA. (Weill Cornell Medicine, 2021)

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