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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 […]

Researchers identify five gene candidates linked to insomnia

A team of researchers from China have performed an integrative genomic analysis and identified five genes associated with insomnia. Insomnia […]

Structures of the heart reveal risk to cardiovascular disease

A recent study published in Nature has explored the fractal structure of the heart, revealing its influence on susceptibility to […]

Genetic variants linked to male breast cancer found

A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has discovered three genetic variants linked to an […]

How to: perform polygenic risk score analysis

A recent article published in Nature Protocols highlights key issues related to polygenic risk score analyses and provides a starting […]

Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s progression differs with sex

It is well documented that the genetic risk for Alzheimer’s has a sex bias. Sex bias in Alzheimer’s Carrying a […]

Studies identify novel genetic variants for heart disease using new method

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death globally. Two of the most common forms of heart disease […]

A molecular connection between the gut microbiome, genetics and memory has been established

The role the microbiome plays in human health has long been studied, but recent studies have been elucidating that it […]

Snoring insights from the UK Biobank’s latest study

Even on Valentine’s Day the snoring of a sleeping companion, can be a hard habit to excuse. And, while a UK […]

“We are starting to appreciate non-coding DNA” – Interview with Dr Sandra Smieszek, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Sandra Smieszek and I’m the Head of Genetics at Vanda Pharmaceuticals […]