Genetics and Genomics

Genetics and Genomics

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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Extensive impact of low-frequency variants on the phenotypic landscape at population-scale

    Téo Fournier et al.
    Genome-wide association studies on a diallel yeast panel revealed the relevance of low-frequency variants on the phenotypic diversity and consequently on the missing heritability at a population-scale.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Rare variants contribute disproportionately to quantitative trait variation in yeast

    Joshua S Bloom et al.
    Rare, evolutionarily recent variants have larger effect sizes and are more likely to decrease fitness, providing evidence that quantitative traits in yeast have evolved under purifying selection.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genetic Variation: Searching for solutions to the missing heritability problem

    Luisa F Pallares
    Rare genetic variants in yeast explain a large amount of phenotypic variation in a complex trait like growth.
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    Dynamic regulation of chromatin accessibility by pluripotency transcription factors across the cell cycle

    Elias T Friman et al.
    OCT4 and SOX2 display partially independent activity to regulate chromatin accessibility, and highly dynamic activity of OCT4 is required throughout the cell cycle to maintain pluripotency enhancer accessibility.

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