Oncology & Cancer

New maps link thousands of genetic variants to disease genes

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified thousands of genetic variants that are associated with a wide range of diseases. But these studies often fall short of establishing what a genetic variant does to bring ...

Genetics

Viking DNA and the pitfalls of genetic ancestry tests

A middle-aged white man raises his sword to the skies and roars to the gods. The results of his genetic ancestry test have just arrived in his suburban mailbox. His eyes fill with tears as he learns that he is "0.012% Viking." ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists identify a potential target to treat lung cancer

In cancer, personalized medicine takes advantage of the unique genetic changes in an individual tumor to find its vulnerabilities and fight it. Many tumors have a higher number of mutations due to a antiviral defense mechanism, ...

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