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Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic Variation
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2017
A study of five far-flung human populations gives clues to adaptations to environmental pressures.
Learning from Iceland’s Model for Genetic Research
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017
The Scandinavian island’s unique combination of genetic homogeneity, genealogical tradition, and high participation in research make it a prime location for discovery and validation of drug targets.
Exploring the Epigenetics of Ethnicity
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers attempt to estimate how much of the human genome’s methylation patterns can be attributed to genetic ancestry.
Science on Reddit in 2016
Kerry Grens | Dec 30, 2016
A conversation with Nate Allen, head moderator of r/Science
Exome Study Reveals Novel Disease-Linked Alleles
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 22, 2016
By combining whole-exome sequencing data with longitudinal electronic health record information for 50,000 individuals, researchers have identified novel disease associations.
Advantages of Neanderthal DNA in the Human Genome
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 10, 2016
The retention of ancient hominin DNA in modern human genomes may have helped our ancestors adapt to life in diverse environments.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types.
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Tracy Vence | Oct 21, 2016
Members of the BabySeq Project discuss trial enrollment, preliminary findings.
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 19, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Targeting the Noncoding Genome with CRISPR
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 29, 2016
Two independent groups demonstrate the utility of CRISPR-based techniques to identify regulatory elements that govern disease-linked genes.