Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Two copies of the APOE4 variant, which confers a higher risk of dementia, doubles the risk of severe symptoms as a result of infection with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study.
Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

Two copies of the APOE4 variant, which confers a higher risk of dementia, doubles the risk of severe symptoms as a result of infection with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study.

Two copies of the APOE4 variant, which confers a higher risk of dementia, doubles the risk of severe symptoms as a result of infection with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study.

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Improving COVID-19 Treatment & Vaccine Development by Modulating the Immune Response: Applying Single-Cell Proteomics 
Improving COVID-19 Treatment & Vaccine Development by Modulating the Immune Response: Applying Single-Cell Proteomics 
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 10, 2020
James R. Heath, PhD, President of the Institute for Systems Biology will discuss key single-cell learnings and applications from the large Seattle-based academic pharmaceutical consortium committed to defining molecular mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 infection and identifying potential prognostic immune biomarkers. Stacey Willard, PhD, from IsoPlexis will discuss how functional phenotyping individual immune cells using IsoPlexis technology edges researchers closer to predicting the risk for severe disease. 
Scientists Clone SARS-CoV-2 Genome with Quick Yeast-Based Method
Scientists Clone SARS-CoV-2 Genome with Quick Yeast-Based Method
Ruth Williams | May 6, 2020
The use of yeast artificial chromosomes has enabled the rapid genetic reconstruction of the novel coronavirus.
Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies
Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies
Lisa Winter | Apr 7, 2020
The Johns Hopkins University professor was a co-developer of the Galaxy platform, an open-source bioinformatics tool used in labs around the world.
Scientists Compare Novel Coronavirus with SARS and MERS Viruses
Scientists Compare Novel Coronavirus with SARS and MERS Viruses
Abby Olena | Feb 11, 2020
Researchers find 380 amino acid substitutions between 2019-nCoV and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-related coronaviruses.
Most Comprehensive Analysis of Cancer Genomes to Date
Most Comprehensive Analysis of Cancer Genomes to Date
Jef Akst | Feb 5, 2020
An interrogation of the whole genomes of more than 2,600 cancers yields clues about the genetic drivers of malignancy, how tumors evolve, and more.
Human Mutation Rates Steady Across Groups—Except in the Amish
Human Mutation Rates Steady Across Groups—Except in the Amish
Abby Olena | Jan 29, 2020
Researchers determined that the incidence of new genetic mutations is comparable in people of different ancestries, but lower in Amish people.
David Hogness, Revolutionary of 20th Century Genetics, Dies
David Hogness, Revolutionary of 20th Century Genetics, Dies
Amy Schleunes | Jan 20, 2020
The Stanford University researcher’s groundbreaking work connected the fields of molecular biology and genetics, paving the way for the founding of genomics.
Image of the Day: Chromatin Forest
Image of the Day: Chromatin Forest
Emily Makowski | Jan 14, 2020
The DNA-protein complex has branches that fold back on themselves.
Study of Ugandan Genomes Yields Novel Variants, Health Links
Study of Ugandan Genomes Yields Novel Variants, Health Links
Shawna Williams | Oct 31, 2019
The authors say their results demonstrate the global benefits of studying African genetics.