Genetics and Genomics

Genetics and Genomics

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Latest articles

    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Broad-scale variation in human genetic diversity levels is predicted by purifying selection on coding and non-coding elements

    David A Murphy, Eyal Elyashiv ... Guy Sella
    Background selection is shown to be the dominant mode of linked selection in humans, with marked effects on diversity levels throughout autosomes.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Decapping factor Dcp2 controls mRNA abundance and translation to adjust metabolism and filamentation to nutrient availability

    Anil Kumar Vijjamarri, Xiao Niu ... Alan G Hinnebusch
    The yeast mRNA decapping enzyme Dcp1/Dcp2 repressses many genes whose products are required on poor carbon or nitrogen sources in nutrient-replete cells by mRNA decapping and degradation or translational repression, adding post-transcriptional controls to the transcriptional repression of these functions.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Quantitative trait and transcriptome analysis of genetic complexity underpinning cardiac interatrial septation in mice using an advanced intercross line

    Mahdi Moradi Marjaneh, Edwin P Kirk ... Richard P Harvey
    A high-resolution picture of genetic complexity and network perturbations underlying cardiac inter-atrial septal dysmorphology associated with patent foramen ovale, a common human congenital anomaly, using quantitative trait locus mapping, genome sequencing, and transcriptomics in a mouse model.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Expanding the stdpopsim species catalog, and lessons learned for realistic genome simulations

    M Elise Lauterbur, Maria Izabel A Cavassim ... Ilan Gronau
    Stdpopsim, a framework for generating realistic chromosome-scale simulations, is expanded to facilitate simulations for non-model species, resulting in insights into how such simulations should be designed.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A critical region of A20 unveiled by missense TNFAIP3 variations that lead to autoinflammation

    Elma El Khouri, Farah Diab ... Irina Giurgea
    Enhanced proteasomal degradation of TNFAIP3 proteins carrying missense variations is one of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying HA20.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Sibling Similarity Can Reveal Key Insights Into Genetic Architecture

    Tade Souaiaia, Hei Man Wu ... Paul O’Reilly

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  1. Kathryn Cheah
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China
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    Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
  3. Martin Pollak
    Harvard Medical School, United States
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