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Genetic Variants Associated with Severe Covid-19

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers have published a paper revealing genetic variants associated with the development of life-threatening […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Genetics of Speech and Language – Dianne Newbury, Senior Lecturer

Dr Dianne Newbury is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Dianne’s research focusses on speech and […]

Parkinson’s Disease-associated Variants Operate Through Gene Regulation

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Scientists have demonstrated that genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease perform regulatory functions.  Researchers […]

UK Government “Genomics Beyond Health” Report – What You Need to Know

On the 26th of January 2022, the Government Office for Science published a report titled: “Genomics Beyond Health”. Since it […]

Genetic atlases reveal new landscapes in brain structure

An international team has used genetic atlases of the human brain to identify hundreds of new genomic loci that help […]

Largest genetic study of migraine reveals new genetic risk factors 

An international consortium of leading migraine scientists has identified over 120 regions of the genome that are connected to risk […]

Deep learning model identifies patients with mental disorders

A new study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, has developed a deep learning model that is able to genetically […]

Mitochondrial DNA levels may underlie human diseases

A new study, published in eLife, has identified mitochondrial DNA levels as a potential biomarker of diseases such as cancer […]

The low portability of polygenic scores using UK Biobank data

Using data derived from the UK Biobank, researchers have found that polygenic scores have low portability between genetic populations. Polygenic […]

The relationship between DNA methylation and disease

By carrying out a genome-wide association study, researchers have uncovered novel mechanisms linking DNA methylation and disease. Their findings greatly […]