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GTEx findings reveal new insights into how DNA differences influence gene activity, disease susceptibility

Read more Bethesda, Md., Thurs., Mar. 7, 2015 - Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project have created a new and much-anticipated data resource to help establish how differences in an individual's genomic make-up can affect gene activity and contribute to disease. Read more

Researchers grasp wider role for genetic variation in regulatory elements of genome

Read more Bethesda, Md., Tues., Mar. 4, 2015 - New findings, reported online March 2, 2015 in the journal Nature Genetics, provide new insights into the effects and roles of genetic variation and parental influence on gene activity in mice and humans, as well as the cause of complex traits and disease in both species. Read more

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March: Iceland study provides insights into disease, paves way for large-scale genomic studies

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Iceland can conjure thoughts of geothermal spas and moonlike landscapes, but not large-scale genomic studies. Last month, a research team at deCODE genetics announced findings based on the whole genome sequence information of 2,636 Icelanders and the genotypic information of 104,220 other Icelanders. The March Genome Advance of the Month focuses on some interesting results published as a collection of papers in Nature Genetics. Read more

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