Genetic Research

News on genome-wide association studies, genotyping, metagenomics, basic research in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The researchers said their method for mapping genetic interactions can serve as a blueprint for mapping the genetic landscape of human cells.

The work is being funded with $26.5 million from the 21st Century Cures Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

A team led by the University of British Columbia homed in on a variant that linked to increased liver enzyme levels and liver injury during interferon-β treatment.

With Pacific Biosciences sequencing, researchers found DNA N6-methyladenine modifications in the human genome and noted a role for it in tumorigenesis.

Using Cancer Genome Atlas data, the researchers identified about 1,100 genes in a range of cancer types whose expression is disrupted by structural variants.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.