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Can we be genetically predisposed to psychiatric disease and addiction?

A recent study, published in NeuroResource, has used single-nucleus transcriptome analysis to identify cell-type-specific molecular signatures in the brain that […]

Researchers identify a genetic cause of endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women worldwide. The current therapies for this condition are limited and tend to focus on […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Genetics and Obesity – Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo is a Principal Research Associate at MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit and the Scientific Director of the Genomics/Transcriptomics Core […]

Researchers identify candidate variants related to Alzheimer’s disease

In a recent study, researchers identified 11 rare genetic variants related to Alzheimer’s disease through high-risk pedigree studies. Alzheimer’s disease […]

A substantial genetic contributor to loss of Y chromosome and type 2 diabetes

Researchers have identified loss-of-function GIGYF1 variants that contribute more to the risk of loss of Y chromosome and type 2 […]

Constructing the human genetic architecture of COVID-19

In an early manuscript, the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative has reported 13 human genomic loci that are significantly associated with […]

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been linked to genetic mutations

A genome-wide study has identified potential risk genes that are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), confirming the validity of using […]

The genetic timeline of hospital superbug

Researchers at the Sanger Institute and their collaborators have explored, for the first time, the full evolutionary journey of hospital […]

Induced pluripotent stem cells map variants of disease

Scientists have compiled data from induced pluripotent stem cells to link genetic variants to many different diseases. Linking variants Researchers […]

The genetics behind eating disorders

An international team has studied the genomes of more than 20,000 individuals, shedding light on the genetic links between eating […]