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Omicron subvariants can be more transmissible and more evasive to antibodies

Omicron lineage continues to evolve, producing subvariants that are not only more transmissible but also more evasive to antibodies. Novel Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 is only modestly (1.8-fold) mor..

Red Hair: it’s in your genes 

A quick question: what do Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Jessica Chastain and Julianne Moore have in common? That’s right, their hair color: they are all natural redheads!  Everyone is aware of ..

Genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified 69 loci associated with beat synchronization

69 distinct genetic variations associated with the ability to keep in time with a musical beat (also called beat synchronization ability) have been discovered by an international team of researchers…

Role of genetics in reproductive health

Infertility is a major public health issue with approximately 1 in 6 people worldwide suffering from infertility during their reproductive lifespans [1]. It is defined as the failure to achieve ..

Twins: from a genetic point of view 

Regardless of whether someone is a twin or has twins in the family, it is an interesting subject for many people. You may easily recall times you have met a set of twins or maybe you knew a pair of t..

How COVID-19 likely infects gastrointestinal tissue contributing to long-term infection of the gastrointestinal tract in long COVID

This study found that fecal viral RNA shedding is correlated with gastrointestinal symptoms in COVID-19 patients who had cleared their respiratory infection. The authors observed that fecal shedding ..

Next Generation Sequencing in Pediatric Epilepsy Using Customized Panels: Size Matters

A recent article published by our colleagues in Thieme Neuropediatrics reports that large panels have a significantly higher diagnostic yield in pediatric patients with epilepsy forms without encepha..

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What is a Rare Disease and what causes it?

Genetic testing can help improve the lives of people and families living with a rare disease. Each rare disease, alone, may be considered “rare” but given that there are >7,000 rare diseases, take..

All about genetics

Basics of Genetics

Topics covered in this infographic What is genetics?What is DNA?What are genes and chromosomes?What is the human genome?What are genetic variations? ..

All about genetics

What is a Rare Disease and what causes it?

Genetic testing can help improve the lives of people and families living with a rare disease. Each rare disease, alone, may be considered “rare” but given that there are >7,000 rare diseases, take..

All about genetics

Basics of Genetics

Topics covered in this infographic What is genetics?What is DNA?What are genes and chromosomes?What is the human genome?What are genetic variations? ..

All about genetics

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