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Genetic variant affects the impact of brain stimulation on memory

A new study has revealed that a variant of the gene BDNF can affect an individual’s response to brain stimulation. […]

High-impact variants have been identified in severe schizophrenia

Researchers have employed an extreme phenotype strategy to focus on the most severely affected individuals with schizophrenia and subsequently identified […]

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. […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: The genetics of exceptional longevity – Tom Perls

Tom Perls is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in Geriatrics […]

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 […]

How our genetic ancestry shapes our immune response to influenza

A new study has revealed how ancestry and associated genetic variation can explain population-level differences in the immune response to […]

New genetic risk factors in polycystic ovary syndrome found

Researchers at the Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu have described new links between polycystic ovary syndrome and […]

The interplay between genetics and the environment in IBD

By exploring mutations involved in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), researchers have provided insights into the crosstalk between genetics and environmental […]

Exome sequencing data from UK Biobank links protein-coding variants to health

A massive effort using exome sequencing data from more than 450,000 UK Biobank participants has revealed rare and common gene […]

AI has been used to rapidly diagnose critically ill patients with rare genetic diseases

Recently, researchers used Fabric GEM, an artificial intelligence algorithm, to detect disease causing variants in newborns and rare disease patients […]