Genetic Research

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

Researchers were able to classify 1,244 of 4,585 putatively clinically relevant rare variants genotyped on the UKB microarray as high quality.

Kansas State University's Barbara Valent outlined genomics research underway to combat a fungal pathogen with the potential to seriously compromise wheat production.

Researchers also found that Neanderthals differed from humans more in the regulatory than protein-coding sequences of their genomes.

An international team found 566 variants in 406 loci, 150 of which evidenced pleiotropic association for alcohol and tobacco use.

Results from two GWAS studies suggest that 15-LO inhibitors could be a viable treatment for nasal polyps and chronic rhinosinusitis.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.

Feb
21
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L7 Informatics

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how Gradalis, a clinical-stage immunotherapy developer, is using an information management solution from L7 to streamline its research, clinical, and manufacturing operations.

Feb
26
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Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease.