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GTEx project sheds light on gene expression

Scientists from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project have completed a range of studies documenting how small changes in the DNA […]

EGFR: Marker for prostate cancer dissemination

Researchers have reported EGFR overexpression as a stable marker for prostate cancer dissemination to rigid organs, preferentially bones. Prostate cancer […]

Genetic modifiers impact long-term survival in sickle cell anaemia

A study published in Clinical and Translational Medicine, has assessed whole-exome sequencing data from sickle cell anaemia patients to identify […]

Differential gene expression analysis reveals new genetic variants implicated in oral cancer

A study published in Scientific Reports, has identified six significant oral cancer associated genes through differential analysis. Oral cancer Oral […]

New International Consortium for Blood Genetics

A new international consortium of blood genetics has been created by a team at the University of Montreal. Unlike previous […]

Novel statistical test for interpreting pathogenicity of rare variants

Researchers have developed a novel statistical test to interpret the pathogenicity of rare variants and accurately distinguish between benign and […]

“The one where an episode is stored on DNA”

Twist Bioscience last month announced that for the first time, an episode of a Netflix Original Series has been stored […]

Experts say gene editing is too risky

An international commission has stated that we need more research before gene editing can be used in babies and for […]

Machine learning and Darwin combined to piece together tumour genetics

MOBSTER – model-based clustering in cancer, is a machine learning tool that incorporates theoretical population genetics from Darwin to examine […]

Women in genetics

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