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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 29th January

We have summarised some of the latest news and research across the genomics space – enjoy!

Top stories from the past week

  • Researchers have developed synthetic platelets that could stop bleeding from an injury faster. (Sekhon et al, 2022)
  • New research has reported that signs of inflammation in the blood can predict and identify severe depression in pregnancy. (Sha et al, 2022)
  • A new study has shown that the genomic structure of microbial communities can predict metabolic activity. (Gowda et al, 2022)
  • Researchers have discovered a different role for oligodendrocytes in the development of multiple sclerosis. (Meijer et al, 2022)
  • An international research team has identified urinary metabolic signatures that can predict diet quality and metabolic health in children across Europe. (Stratakis et al, 2022)
  • A study has provided the strongest evidence to date of the link between faulty BRCA genes and other cancers, such as prostate and pancreatic. (Li et al, 2022)
  • Researchers have created a cell atlas of brain vasculature that connects stroke with novel immune cells. (Winkler et al, 2022)
  • A new analysis has uncovered a potential link between higher prostate cancer risk and genetic variants associated with higher bloodstream levels of lipoprotein A. (Ionannidou et al, 2022)
  • A new study has revealed an important process that occurs during cell division, which is a likely source of DNA damage. (Mei et al, 2022)
  • Researchers have identified previously unrecognised changes in gene expression in distinct cell populations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Sauler et al, 2022)
  • Geneticists have revealed why some people with obesity remain relatively healthy, whilst others suffer from life-changing ailments. (Martin et al, 2022)

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