Paper Spotlight

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Ariel F. Martinez

Trainee Author: Ariel F. Martinez, PhD, MB (ASCP) Biologist National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (Photo courtesy Martinez) Martinez AF, et al. An Ultraconserved Brain-Specific Enhancer Within ADGRL3 (LPHN3) Underpins Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Susceptibility. Biological Psychiatry. 2016 Dec 15;80(12):943-954 This is the first study to show functional evidence as to how common non-coding... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Janson White

Trainee Author: Janson White, PhD Senior Fellow Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington (Photo courtesy White) White JJ, et al. WNT Signaling Perturbations Underlie the Genetic Heterogeneity of Robinow Syndrome. AJHG. 2018 Jan 4;102(1):27-43. This study was selected for the Trainee Paper Spotlight because it uses extensive genetic and genomic studies to identify new pathogenic... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Kevin Gillinder

Trainee Author: Kevin Gillinder, PhD Research Fellow Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University, Australia (Photo courtesy Gillinder) Gillinder KR, et al. Promiscuous DNA-binding of a mutant zinc finger protein corrupts the transcriptome and diminishes cell viability. NAR. 2017 Feb 17;45(3):1130-1143 This is the first study to show neomorphic functions in a zinc finger binding... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Alina Kurolap

Trainee Author: Alina Kurolap, RN, MSc PhD Student, Medical Sciences Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine (Photo courtesy Kurolap) Kurolap A, Armbruster A, et al. Loss of glycine transporter 1 causes a subtype of glycine encephalopathy with arthrogryposis and mildly elevated cerebrosipinal fluid glycine. AJHG. 2016 Nov... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Zafar Iqbal

Trainee Author: Zafar Iqbal, PhD Researcher Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway (Photo courtesy Iqbal) Riazuddin S, Hussain M, Razzaq A, Iqbal Z, et al. Exome sequencing of Pakistani consanguineous families identifies 30 novel candidate genes for recessive intellectual disability. Molecular Psychiatry (2017) 22, 1604-1614 This multi-investigator exome sequencing project aims to discover pathogenic mutations for... Read More

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