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Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Certain populations have been historically underrepresented in genome sequencing studies, but the NIH, private clinics, and 23andMe and other companies are trying to fix that.
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease

Certain populations have been historically underrepresented in genome sequencing studies, but the NIH, private clinics, and 23andMe and other companies are trying to fix that.

Certain populations have been historically underrepresented in genome sequencing studies, but the NIH, private clinics, and 23andMe and other companies are trying to fix that.

genetic variation
Hawaiian Spiders on Different Islands Evolved Same Disguise in Parallel
Hawaiian Spiders on Different Islands Evolved Same Disguise in Parallel
Catherine Offord | Mar 8, 2018
In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2018
A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.
The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe
The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2017
An exploration of the genetics of earlobe attachment is just the latest collaborative research project to come out of the personal genetic testing company.
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
Massive Transcription Catalog Outlines the Influence of Human Genetic Variation
Massive Transcription Catalog Outlines the Influence of Human Genetic Variation
Ruth Williams | Oct 11, 2017
Combined transcription and genome data from multiple tissues in hundreds of human donors reveal links between genotype and gene expression across the body.
The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?
The Pangenome: Are Single Reference Genomes Dead?
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2016
Researchers are abandoning the concept of a list of genes sequenced from a single individual, instead aiming for a way to describe all the genetic variation within a species.
Infographic: Partitioning the Genome
Infographic: Partitioning the Genome
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2016
To make sense of the genetic variation within species, researchers are turning to the concept of the pangenome.
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
Kelly Rae Chi | Jul 1, 2016
Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental
Genetic Connections Among Human Traits
Genetic Connections Among Human Traits
Anna Azvolinsky | May 16, 2016
A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.