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Genetics and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Genetics and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging worldwide, members of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) are working to understand how the virus spreads and infects people, why there is so much variability in susceptibility and severity, and where... Read More

Insights into the Genetic Architecture of Penicillin Allergy

Insights into the Genetic Architecture of Penicillin Allergy

Published: Monday, October 26, 2020, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — Researchers announce the first robust evidence for the role of the major histocompatibility complex gene HLA-B in penicillin allergy. To identify genetic risk factors for penicillin allergy, the international team of researchers harnessed self-reported data and the electronic... Read More

Cell-Free DNA Provides a Dynamic Window into Health

Cell-Free DNA Provides a Dynamic Window into Health

Published: Monday, October 26, 2020, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — Short fragments of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) that circulate in blood, urine, and other biofluids can offer an information-rich window into human physiology and disease. By looking at the methylation markers of cfDNA, researchers can identify the tissue from... Read More

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