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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Attacks on genetic privacy via uploads to genealogical databases

    Michael D Edge, Graham Coop
    Direct-to-consumer genetic genealogy services that allow users to upload their own datasets are vulnerable to attacks on genetic privacy that exploit the structure of genetic variation.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    CRISPR/Cas9 and active genetics-based trans-species replacement of the endogenous Drosophila kni-L2 CRM reveals unexpected complexity

    Xiang-Ru Shannon Xu et al.
    Dissection of a cis-regulatory element (CRM) in its native chromosomal context using CRISPR/Cas9 editing and novel 'Active Genetics' reveals new features of CRM function and insights into how such regulatory elements change during evolution.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A genome-to-genome analysis of associations between human genetic variation, HIV-1 sequence diversity, and viral control

    István Bartha et al.
    An innovative strategy in genome analysis has generated a detailed description of how pathogens mutate when facing human genetic diversity.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    CRISPR-mediated genetic interaction profiling identifies RNA binding proteins controlling metazoan fitness

    Adam D Norris et al.
    Synthetic genetic analysis in C. elegans identifies pairs of RNA binding protein genes that play a critical role in organism health and development.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Functional genomics of lipid metabolism in the oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides

    Samuel T Coradetti et al.
    Using barcoded mutagenesis and a high-throughput genetic screen results in the identification of 150 genes that affect lipid accumulation in a non-model yeast system.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Genetic dissection of Down syndrome-associated congenital heart defects using a new mouse mapping panel

    Eva Lana-Elola et al.
    A panel of seven new mouse strains with chromosomal duplications is used to identify a minimal genetic region required in three copies to cause congenital heart defects typical of human Down syndrome.
    1. Neuroscience

    Resolving rates of mutation in the brain using single-neuron genomics

    Gilad D Evrony et al.
    The reanalysis of data from a recent study that claimed retrotransposon mutations are ubiquitous in the human brain outlines a general framework for the design and analysis of single-cell genomics studies.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Integrative analysis of large-scale loss-of-function screens identifies robust cancer-associated genetic interactions

    Christopher J Lord et al.
    Computational approach to identify reproducible genetic interactions in cancer reveals that they are enriched among protein–protein interaction pairs.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetics of trans-regulatory variation in gene expression

    Frank Wolfgang Albert et al.
    A genetic mapping study in more than 1000 yeast individuals reveals the complexity of trans-acting genetic influences on transcriptome variation in unprecedented depth and detail.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    The kinetics of pre-mRNA splicing in the Drosophila genome and the influence of gene architecture

    Athma A Pai et al.
    Surprising connections between gene architecture and splicing kinetics are illuminated using short, progressive metabolic labeling/RNA sequencing and novel computational modeling approaches in Drosophila cells.