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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 […]

Genetics of penicillin allergy

Researchers have reported the first robust piece of evidence for the role of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) gene HLA-B […]

The Genetics Podcast: the global effort to study the genetics of COVID-19

In the latest episode of The Genetics Podcast, Patrick Short, CEO of Sano Genetics, interviews Dr Andrea Hanna, a researcher […]

Base editing outcomes predicted by machine learning model

Single nucleotide variants (SNVs) are implicated in about half of all genetic diseases and so, accurately targeting and editing these […]