Genetics and Genomics

Genetics and Genomics

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Latest articles

    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Immune genes are hotspots of shared positive selection across birds and mammals

    Allison J Shultz, Timothy B Sackton
    Pathogens, particularly viruses, target the same genes over deep evolutionary time, resulting in shared signatures of positive selection and transcriptional responses at the same genes.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Fine-mapping cis-regulatory variants in diverse human populations

    Ashley Tehranchi et al.
    A map of the genetic variants affecting chromatin accessibility in 1000 individuals from 10 diverse populations reveals how cis-regulatory variants impact transcription and disease.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Global DNA methylation remodeling during direct reprogramming of fibroblasts to neurons

    Chongyuan Luo et al.
    Induced neuronal cells acquire epigenomic signatures specific to matured neurons.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genomics of 1 million parent lifespans implicates novel pathways and common diseases and distinguishes survival chances

    Paul RHJ Timmers et al.
    Genomic associations with lifespan principally reflect heart disease/smoking/dementia but not other cancers, and distinguish lifespan differences of five years between top/bottom deciles of a score derived from DNA alone.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Meiotic drive of female-inherited supernumerary chromosomes in a pathogenic fungus

    Michael Habig et al.
    Female-inherited supernumerary chromosomes that lack a male-inherited homolog are transmitted to all meiotic products instead of the expected half, which indicates an additional amplification of unpaired chromosomes during meiosis.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Drought adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana by extensive genetic loss-of-function

    J Grey Monroe et al.
    Gene knockouts provide valuable genetic fuel for climate adaptation in nature.

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    Harry Dietz
    HHMI, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
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    University of Oxford, United Kingdom
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    Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany
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