Paper Spotlight

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Bárbara Domingues Bitarello

Trainee Author: Bárbara Domingues Bitarello, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Genetics Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Photo courtesy Bitarello) Bitarello BD, et al. Signatures of long-term balancing selection in human genomes. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2018 Mar 1;10(3) In this month’s Trainee Paper Spotlight, Bitarello et al. define a simple yet powerful new... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Arne De Roeck

Trainee Author: Arne De Roeck, M.Sc PhD Student, Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases Group VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology (Photo courtesy De Roeck) De Roeck A, et al. An intronic VNTR affects splicing of ABCA7 and increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Acta Neuropathologica. 2018 Mar 27;135(6) This paper underscores the importance of considering non-coding variation while searching... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Yong Lei

Trainee Author: Yong Lei, PhD Postdoctoral Associate Fellow, Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Centre, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Houston, Texas (Photo courtesy Lei) Lei, Y. et al. Targeted DNA methylation in vivo using an engineered dCas9-MQ1 fusion protein. Nat. Commun. 8, 16026 doi: 10.1038/ncomms16026 (2017). Yong Lei and colleagues report a new engineered tool... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Saumya Jamuar

Trainee Author: Saumya Jamuar, MBBS MRCPCH Attending, Genetics Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore Asst Professor, Paediatrics ACP, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore Clinical Director, Institute of Precision Medicine (PRISM), Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore PI and Clinical Lead, Singapore Undiagnosed Disease Programme, Singapore Co-founder and co-Chief Scientific Officer, Global Gene Corp (Photo... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Omer Weissbrod

Trainee Author: Omer Weissbrod, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard School of Public Health (Photo courtesy Weissbrod) Rothschild, Weissbrod et al. Environment dominates over host genetics in shaping human gut microbiota. Nature. 2018 Mar 8;555(7695):210-215 This paper offers a unique perspective on the contributions of genetics and the gut microbiome to complex traits in humans. By analyzing... Read More

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