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Variants in ACE2 and TMPRSS2 may explain genetic susceptibility towards COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that increased age and the presence of co-existing health conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular, […]

Rare cases of high genetic mutation linked to fathers’ chemotherapy

A study published in Nature by scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and elsewhere, indicates that some rare cases of […]

Do Some Smokers Develop Genetic Defences Against Lung Cancer?

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but only a minority of […]

Rapid Nanopore Sequencing Finds Disease-Causing Variants in Under 8 Hours

Written by Charlotte Harrison, science writer  Whole-genome sequencing can identify genetic variants that cause disease, but the time needed for […]

A Spotlight On: Genetic Counsellors and Adapting Services – Beth Coad, Principal Genetic Counsellor

Beth Coad is a Principal Genetic Counsellor at St George’s Hospital in London. She is also a part-time Honorary Clinical […]

Sepsis-Associated Variants Integrated into Polygenic Risk Score

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers at the University of Michigan have published a study in PLOS ONE identifying […]

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 […]

Large-scale cancer genetic analyses in the Middle East

A group of researchers at the Qatar Foundation have presented the first landscape of cancer genetic predisposition in the Middle […]

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 […]