Genome Medicine

Genetics

Cancer leaves a common fingerprint on DNA

Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome, according to a team of researchers. In a study published online in Genome Medicine on Aug. ...

Genetics

Differences in immune responses due to age, sex and genetics

Age, sex, and specific human genetic variants are the key factors behind differences between immune responses among healthy humans, finds a study of 1,000 individuals carried out by EPFL and the Pasteur Institute.

Oncology & Cancer

A novel data-driven method to personalize cancer treatment

Identifying and prioritizing treatment options based on a patient's profile of genetic alterations is a major challenge in personalized cancer medicine. A new data-driven approach called PanDrugs can help to this end. This ...

Genetics

Natural barcodes enable better cell tracking

Each of us carries in our genomes about 10 million genetic variations called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which represent a difference of just one letter in the genetic code. Every human's pattern of SNPs is unique ...

Genetics

Computer-aided facial analysis helps diagnosis

In rare diseases, the computer-aided image analysis of patient portraits can facilitate and significantly improve diagnosis. This is demonstrated by an international team of scientists under the leadership of the University ...

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