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A Spotlight On: Black in Genetics – Alexis Stutzman and Markia Smith

Alexis Stutzman (Founder, BIG) and Markia Smith (President BIG) are both PhD candidates at UNC Chapel Hill. Not only are […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 16th October

Delve into some of the latest genomics news and research from the past week in this week’s Genomics Week in […]

Lack of productivity in biopharma R&D

During the past 70 years, advances in many scientific and technological areas should have dramatically raised the productivity of biopharma […]

Constructing the human genetic architecture of COVID-19

In an early manuscript, the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative has reported 13 human genomic loci that are significantly associated with […]

HLA-DR4: The human antigen with subtypes that are strongly linked to type 1 diabetes

Researchers have identified three amino acid residues that are responsible for the variable association of HLA-DR4 subtypes with type 1 […]

Penetrance in monogenic metabolic conditions

Researchers have used exome sequencing data from 77,184 individuals to generate penetrance estimates and assess the utility of polygenic variation […]

Bacterial strains isolated from the International Space Station

Researchers have discovered three bacterial strains aboard the International Space Station that may help create the fuel to allow plants […]

Round-up: COVID-19 March 2021 (Part Two)

We have again summarised the latest news and research surrounding COVID-19 from the past fortnight. Statistics At the time of […]

Largest Middle East GWAS reveals clinically relevant variants

A recent GWAS analysis in the Middle Eastern Qatari population has identified genetic associations in 45 clinically relevant traits. GWAS […]

More Diverse Vaccine Trials Fail To Address Systemic Racism

The highly uneven, racialised impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are well documented. In the US, Black and Latinx people are […]