Genetic vaccines, wearable tech and new ways to discover drugs.
The B.1.351 variant, initially identified in South Africa, has been detected in Washington State.
Kirsty Short, The University of Queensland Australia has recently seen SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) escape several times from hotel quarantine, including in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. These incidents have been particularly concerning because they involved people infected with…
Many genetic findings are ambiguous, leaving doctors uncertain about whether a particular variant is truly dangerous.
The mutations carried by the variant that first appeared in the U.K., known as B.1.1.7, make the virus more “fit.”
“This virus has been working out. It’s gotten faster and more fit. And we need to fight smarter and harder to beat it.”
The new virus is defined by an unusual number and combination of mutations. One of these increases binding of the virus to receptors in our cells.
Your nose, like it or not, is the part of your face most influenced by your genes.
The gene expression and chromatin accessibility atlases will accelerate the study of the genomics of normal and abnormal development.
Mapping the COVID-19 ‘family tree’
From UW Medicine A new technique makes it possible to track changes in gene activity across a cell’s entire genome over time in more detail than has been possible before, researchers in Seattle report. How comparing transcripts can be used…
A comparison of the genomes of different strains of SARS-Cov-2 suggest the virus is the result of a recombination between two existing strains.
Today, it’s not longer “can we,” but rather, “should we” edit human embryos destined to be born?
Some genes are evolving rapidly. but we still don’t fully understand why fast evolution happens to some genes but not others.
Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries “free” genetic tests to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes.