Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Government rushes virus gene-mapping as mutations spread

The U.S. is scrambling to expand DNA mapping of coronavirus samples taken from patients to identify potentially deadlier mutations that are starting to spread around the country.

Genetics

Sequence African genomes for Africa and the world: scientist

A $4.5 billion initiative to sequence the genomes of three million Africans would not only benefit a continent long neglected in gene-based healthcare, but advance understanding of genetic disease worldwide, the project leader ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US rushes to catch up in the race to detect mutant viruses

Despite its world-class medical system and its vaunted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. fell behind in the race to detect dangerous coronavirus mutations. And it's only now beginning to catch up.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discovering the secrets of viral sequences in COVID-19

Since the beginning of 2020, labs from all around the world have been sequencing the material from positive tests of people affected by COVID-19 and then depositing sequences mostly to three points of collection: GenBank, ...

Cardiology

Genetic risk for fatal blood clots identified in IBD patients

Blood clots are the biggest cause of death in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. In a retrospective study recently published in the journal Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai ...

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