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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 […]

A Spotlight On: Polygenic Embryo Screening – Dr. Todd Lencz, Professor at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Dr Todd Lencz is a Professor at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York. Lencz’s team were […]

Polygenic background modifies penetrance of monogenic variants

Researchers have found that polygenic background can modify penetrance of disease in tier 1 genomic conditions. Monogenic variants Monogenic variants […]

Combined risk score predicts type 1 diabetes in children

An article published in Nature Medicine has demonstrated that a combined risk score improves type 1 diabetes (T1D) prediction in […]

Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s progression differs with sex

It is well documented that the genetic risk for Alzheimer’s has a sex bias. Sex bias in Alzheimer’s Carrying a […]

Opinion: Do not rely on your genes to fit into your jeans, genetics-based nutrition is risky business!

Recent times has seen an influx in companies offering direct to consumer genetic tests that offer a wide range of […]

A Spotlight On: Genomic drivers of heart attacks – Akl Fahed

Akl Fahed, MD, MPH is a physician, scientist, and innovator. He works at Mass General Hospital, the Broad Institute of […]

World of Genomics: Nigeria

One of the most populated countries in the world, Nigeria is a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic nation in West Africa. One of […]

Translating Germline Cancer Genomics into Precision Prevention of Cancer

It is well known that early detection and monitoring of cancer greatly improves patient prognosis. However, specific interventions are only […]

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 […]