human genetics
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.
Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic Variation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Tracy Vence | Oct 21, 2016
Members of the BabySeq Project discuss trial enrollment, preliminary findings.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 19, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes