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Overlapping genetic association in type I and type II diabetes

Due to the potential shared aetiology between type I and type II diabetes, researchers recently aimed to identify any genetic […]

A New Genetic Link to Childhood Asthma

Asthma with severe exacerbation is the most common reason for the hospitalisation of young children. These exacerbations are generally triggered […]

A New Blood-Based Model for Dementia

There are nearly 50 million people living with dementia globally. Furthermore, ~50-70% of all dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s […]

Computational Genetics: A Massive Step for Neuroscience

Complex brain disorders are highly heritable and largely polygenic. They arise from a complex combination of risk genes, found in […]

Genetics of penicillin allergy

Researchers have reported the first robust piece of evidence for the role of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) gene HLA-B […]

The Genetics Of Alzheimer’s: Uncovering new Mechanisms and Drug Targets

An understanding of the environmental and genetic risk of Alzheimer’s Disease is vital for the production of more effective therapies. […]

Serum Proteins: A New Approach to Personalised Medicine

Could serum proteins act as holistic biomarkers for personalised medicine? Whilst personalised medicine is a highly promising new treatment, in […]

Genetic differences in ADHD

In a study, published in Scientific Reports, researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, reported key genetic differences in the […]

A modern Egyptian: the first comprehensive Egyptian reference genome

The true value of genomics can only be unravelled with true population-scale sequencing. Understanding genomic variation across populations will help […]

African genomics needed for genetic medicine

As part of the 20th anniversary of Nature Reviews Genetics, Professor Ambroise Wonkam from the University of Cape Town has […]