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Inside HGG Advances: A Chat with Lerato Majara

Posted By: HGG Advances HGGA: What motivated you to start working on this project? LM: Polygenic risk scores (PRS) have been a hot topic in the field of complex disorders for several years now, and they continue to be topical as new methods and datasets emerge to aid in improving the prediction accuracy of these... Read More

Sofia Papadimitriou is an F.R.S.-FNRS postdoctoral researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium and Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Inside HGG Advances: A Chat with Sofia Papadimitriou

Posted By: HGG Advances  HGGA: What motivated you to start working on this project?   SP: I always had an interest in the field of medical genetics, and oligogenic diseases specifically intrigue me because of their challenging nature, as even after years of research since their first official reporting in the early 1990s, our knowledge on... Read More

Recognizing Early-Career Excellence at the ASHG Journals

Sara Cullinan, PhD, Director of Scientific Publications Many ASHG members are familiar with the Cotterman Award, an honor bestowed each year to the trainee authors whose work published in The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG) is noted for exceptional quality. This year, Human Genetics and Genomics Advances (HGG Advances) introduced the Early-Career Investigator Award... Read More

Vamsee Pillalamarri is a graduate student in Human Genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Inside HGG Advances: A Chat with Vamsee Pillalamarri

Posted By: HGG Advances What motivated you to start working on this project? Over billions of years of evolution since their endosymbiotic origin, mitochondria have ceded the genetic code that controls most of their form and function to the nuclear genome. What was fascinating to me is that mitochondria retained a small circular genome (mtDNA)... Read More

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