Article title: Identification of variants of ISL1 gene promoter and cellular functions in isolated ventricular septal defects Authors: Si-Qiang Zheng, Huan-Xin Chen, Xiao-Cheng Liu, Qin Yang, Guo-Wei He From the authors: “This study may provide new insights into the role…
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) today released recommendations to support and facilitate sharing of variant data through the use of public repositories.
New study identifies a novel approach for tailored treatment that could be more effective for patients with the chronic disease
Scientists have discovered a new variant of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It carries a mutation identical to the U.K. strain, but it likely arose in a virus strain already in the U.S. The researchers also report the evolution of another U.S. strain that acquired three other gene mutations not previously seen together in SARS-CoV2.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how our small genetic differences can have a tremendous effect on how our bodies respond to disease. Researchers have created 3D maps of how enhancer sequences and genes interact in several types of immune cells. Their new study opens the door to understanding individual risk for diseases from asthma to cancer.
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