Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis
A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.
Australian Survey Points to Public Support for Genetic Risk Disclosure in Relatives of At-Risk Individuals
A survey in the European Journal of Human Genetics suggests most adult Australians are in favor of finding out if a relative tests positive for a medically actionable genetic variant.
Study Links Evolution of Stony Coral Skeleton to Bicarbonate Transporter Gene
A PNAS paper focuses on a skeleton-related bicarbonate transporter gene introduced to stony coral ancestors by tandem duplication.
Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat
A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.
Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk
A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.
Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes
A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.
Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced
Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.
Study Finds Variants Linked to Diverticular Disease, Presents Polygenic Score
A new study in Cell Genomics reports on more than 150 genetic variants associated with risk of diverticular disease.
Mild, Severe Psoriasis Marked by Different Molecular Features, Spatial Transcriptomic Analysis Finds
A spatial transcriptomics paper in Science Immunology finds differences in cell and signaling pathway activity between mild and severe psoriasis.
ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds
Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.