Trainee Paper Spotlight

Navigating Mental Health in the COVID-19 Era

Nascent Transcript Author: Anna Miller With “Stay at Home” orders in effect and the slow process of reopening, we spoke with Simona Mkrtschjan, a Clinical Social Worker at Case Western Reserve University, in late April about navigating our mental health. Some people struggle with feeling like they’re not accomplishing enough each day. How do we... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Iris Nira Smith

Author: Iris Nira Smith, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Genomic Medicine Institute Lerner Research Institute Cleveland Clinic Smith IN, et al. Conformational dynamics and allosteric regulation landscapes of germline PTEN mutations associated with autism compared to those associated with cancer. 2019 American Journal of Human Genetics. May 2;104(5):861-878\ Why do mutations in the same gene sometimes lead... Read More

Discussion on the impact of DNA tests on identity at ASHG 2019

Nascent Transcript Author: Nicole Ferraro Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has allowed millions to directly interact with their genetic data and test results. This presents largely uncharted avenues in which our work as geneticists interacts with the public. A recent example involved a genome-wide association study1 that produced a polygenic risk score explaining <1% of variance... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Yuetiva (Deming) Robles

Trainee Author: Yuetiva (Deming) Robles, PhD Postdoctoral Trainee University of Wisconsin-Madison (Photo courtesy Robles) Deming Y, et al. The MS4A gene cluster is a key modulator of soluble TREM2 and Alzheimer’s disease risk. 2019 Aug 14;505(11) In this study, Deming et al. identify the MS4A gene cluster as a regulator of soluble TREM2 (sTREM2), a... Read More

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