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Increasing the genetic diversity in studies of lipids

Researchers have conducted a multi-ancestry GWAS of lipid levels in around 1.65 million individuals, including 350,000 individuals of non-European descent. […]

Is sleeping a talent?

One minute you’re counting sheep. The next minute you’re riding a unicorn alongside David Attenborough. So, what happened? No, this […]

New gene discoveries in the development of stuttering

Ground-breaking research, led by scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has reported the discovery of new genetic variants associated with […]

The largest genetic study of suicide attempt identifies genetic underpinnings

In the largest genetic study of suicide attempt to date, researchers have identified a region of the genome containing variants […]

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 […]

Rare variants involved in eczema susceptibility

A recent meta-analysis has identified rare exonic variants that play a role in eczema susceptibility. Eczema Eczema is a chronic […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Genomics of tree health and adaptation – Richard Buggs, Evolutionary Biologist

Richard Buggs is a Professor of Evolutionary Genomics at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and a Senior Research Leader […]

New research finds ABI3 gene function in Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have found that loss of ABI3 function, a protein-coding gene, may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by […]

Sensor in the brain explains why humans are getting taller

A recent study has revealed that a sensor in the brain may explain why humans are growing taller and reaching […]

Genome Giants – Janina Jeff, Staff Bioinformatics Scientist, Illumina

Janina Jeff is an American geneticist and Staff Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina. Jeff is particularly interested in identifying genetic variants […]