gene-environment interaction studies

The genetic risk of schizophrenia is influenced by early-life complications and the placenta differentially expresses these complication-linked genes, a new study says.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene-environment interactions affecting BMI, transposon mutagenesis study of UTI-linked bacteria, and more.

In Genome Research this week: population patterns in rhesus macaque, LTR retroposition conserved, and more.

The findings could lead to a more personalized approach for preventing asthma in children, the researchers suggested.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pennsylvania State University researchers have been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study changes in DNA methylation (DM) and telomere length (TL) in children that are potentially related to social environments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health expects to spend as much as $31.7 million to support a genomics consortium in Africa, specifically by funding research projects, enhancing the continent's 'omics talent pool, building up its science infrastructure, and connecting studi

NIDA and NIAAA will fund grants to dive into the ways that gene-environment interactions are involved in substance use disorders and treatments.

A new report from an NIDDK committee advises that genetics and genomics research should be a critical component of diabetes research efforts.

The Biomics Group now plans to correlate disease with genetic changes in Basque DNA resulting from migration and intermingling with non-Basque populations.

The research should aim to study genetic and environmental factors that may be involved in structural birth defects.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.