A new study shows that the ability to predict genetics is steadily eroding during evolution

X-ray crystal structure rendering of the 700 million-year-old ancestral steroid receptor (blue), bound to DNA, in grey. Starting with this protein (and eight of its descendants), Thornton’s lab built libraries of mutants containing every possible amino acid state at all 76 sites in the protein (the spheres). Credit: Joe Thornton, Ochicago A critical goal in … Read more

Genetic risk scores help predict type 2 diabetes in people of South Asian descent

Researchers from Queen Mary University have found that genetic risk scores help predict type 2 diabetes in people of South Asian descent. Credit: Gene and Health Research Team, Queen Mary University (CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) The combination of genetic risk score and clinical risk score improved the prediction of type 2 diabetes in British Pakistani and … Read more

Rockefeller University »Genetic basis of severe staphylococcal infection

Color transmission electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A common cause of skin and respiratory infections, Staphylococcus aureus Very unpredictable. Between 20 and 30 percent of people carry quiescent colonies on their skin and in their nose, which rarely cause problems other than an occasional rash. But in some cases, these bacteria cause infections … Read more

How machine learning helps patients diagnosed with the most common childhood cancer

Two young girls with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) receiving chemotherapy. Credit: National Cancer Institute A new program developed by Peter Mac and his collaborators helps patients diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) identify their subtype. ALL is the most common type of childhood cancer in the world, and it also affects adults. Thirty to forty … Read more

Causes, diagnosis, treatment and more

Nasopharyngeal cancer occurs when cancer cells grow in the nasopharynx. This is the part of your throat that lies behind your nose and just above your pharynx, where foods and drinks travel on their way to your stomach. This type of head and neck cancer is rare and is less common in the United States … Read more

Genetic Interpretation Center podcast featuring Germline variant classification expert Dr. Brian Gale on factors to improve the accuracy of genetic/genomic test results | state news

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British pig and poultry exhibition report

May 19, 2022 4 minutes to read Last week we attended the British Pig and Poultry Show that was held in Stonley Park, England. Our report: This was the first pig and poultry fair in four years due to the Covid lockdown. Genesus was one of four genetics companies to have booths at the show: … Read more

Vaquitas: Scientists have found that the last species can survive inbreeding – if poaching stops

The plight of the vaquita has only worsened in recent years, but scientists have some relatively good news for the piglet. Although there are only about 10 individuals in Mexico, a team of biologists have found that this species is still healthy and can survive – as long as illegal fishing stops in their waters. … Read more

Invitae has launched an expanded pharmacogenomics panel and a dedicated mental health panel

New 38-gene test panel and clinical decision support tool analyze patient genes and co-drugs for their impact on drug and dose allocation. SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/– invitation (NYSE: NVTA), the leading medical genetics company, today announced the commercial availability of an expanded Invitae Pharmacogenomics (PGx) panel that includes the specialized Invitae Pharmacogenomics Mental … Read more