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New genes implicated in general substance use disorders

A recent study has identified multiple loci associated with general addiction risk. The research, published this week in Nature Mental […]

New genes implicated in COVID-19 infection

A new study, published this week in Nature Cell Biology, describes the role of the CIART gene in COVID-19 infection. […]

New Study Sheds Light on Endometriosis Genetics and Pain Mechanisms

In a recent study, published in Nature, researchers conducted a large genome-wide association study on endometriosis, including data from more […]

Epigenetics and Ancestry: How Our History Shapes Who We Are

The idea that the experiences of our ancestors shape who we are today is not a novel one. In fact, […]

Researchers discover new genetic associations with chronic kidney disease

In a recent study published in Nature Communications, researchers identified new rare variants and genes associated with chronic kidney disease. […]

A small peptide molecule prevents the progression of neurodegenerative diseases

A recent study, published in Science Translational Medicine, describes a novel way to prevent the death of nerve cells in […]

Epigenetics and Addiction: New Study Reveals How HDAC5 Regulates Opioid Relapse

In a recent study, published in PNAS, researchers have identified an epigenetic enzyme, histone deacetylase 5 (HDAC5), that plays a […]

Gene expression changes contribute to Type 2 diabetes disease pathology

A study, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has revealed nearly 400 genes that are expressed differentially in […]

Human gene expression varies across days and seasons

In a recent study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, researchers have investigated the variation of human gene expression over […]

Genetic Slip-ups: The Ongoing Hunt for Errors in Scientific Research

A team of researchers have combed through and investigated hundreds of genetics studies, identifying several highly cited studies which contain […]