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Women in genetics

Can you name a female scientist? For many people reading this, this may seem like a very easy question to […]

TWAS: Transcriptome-wide association study

A recent trend in large-scale association studies is transcriptome-wide association study (TWAS), which aggregates genomic information into functionally relevant units […]

Oncogenic mutational processes differ between sexes

A recent pan-cancer analysis has uncovered sex differences in oncogenic mutational processes.  Cancer sex disparities Disparities between sexes have been […]

Just one base at a time

The advancements in base editing, a new genome editing approach, have generated a lot of excitement amongst scientists in recent […]

Human Genome Project: Triumph or failure?

It has been 20 years since the first draft of the human genome was unveiled. The ambitious project to sequence […]

Polygenic background modifies penetrance of monogenic variants

Researchers have found that polygenic background can modify penetrance of disease in tier 1 genomic conditions. Monogenic variants Monogenic variants […]

Precision Oncology ONLINE: From preanalytical considerations to digital insights

Cancer is the world’s second biggest killer. In 2018, cancer claimed the lives of an estimated 9.6 million people. Needless […]

Gene editing approach eliminates herpes simplex virus in vivo

A recent article, published in Nature Communications, has revealed a gene editing approach that can eliminate levels of latent herpes […]

BRCA2 c.9227G>T variant found to be pathogenic

Recent analysis published in Scientific Reports has concluded that c.9227G>T is a BRCA2 pathogenic variant. Variants of uncertain significance The […]

Fast and Furious: A race to develop a vaccine

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is critical to slow down the spread of the virus. However, the rapid race […]