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World of Genomics: Brazil

In this week’s World of Genomics, we travel to the vibrant country of Brazil – home to the majority of […]

Rare pathogenic gene variants increase risk of fatal chemotherapy toxicity

In a recent study, researchers have shown the impact that certain pathogenic gene variants can have on the risk of […]

Longevity pathways identified in exome analysis of centenarians

Non-human model organisms have provided evidence to suggest that rare protein-coding variants in pathways linked to longevity can guard against […]

World of Genomics: Japan

In the latest World of Genomics entry, we shine a spotlight on the land of the rising sun – Japan. […]

The potential of Middle Eastern Genomics

New findings in Middle Eastern genomics show huge promise towards further understanding the human genome.  The Middle East is a […]

Novel telomerase regulator may be involved in ageing and cancer

Researchers have discovered a repetitive and highly variable DNA sequence that regulates telomerase activity, illuminating a genetic and molecular basis […]

Genome Giants: Heidi Rehm – Chief Genomics Officer, Mass General Hospital

Heidi Rehm is the Chief Genomics Officer in the Department of Medicine and at the Center for Genomic Medicine at […]

A, C, T to Glossary

Numbers The 1000 Genomes Project: The 1,000 Genome Project (1KGP) launched in January 2008 with the aim of generating the […]

What are ChIP-seq and bisulfite sequencing?

ChIP-seq protocol Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing, also known as ChIP-seq, is a method used to analyze protein interactions with DNA. Chromatin […]

How to do RNA sequencing

RNA sequencing is an NGS technique that enables investigation of the transcriptome – the total cellular content of RNAs, including […]