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    The contribution of distinct genes to overlapping phenotypes suggests that such genes share ancestral origins, membership of disease pathways, or molecular functions. A recent study by Liu and colleagues ident...

    Authors: Vijay Kumar Pounraja and Santhosh Girirajan

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2019 11:24

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    The Research to this article has been published in Genome Medicine 2019 11:12

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    As trials of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapies demonstrate responses in only a minority of pleural mesotheliomas (PlMs) and largely exclude patients with the related peritoneal mesothelioma (PeM), cl...

    Authors: Marc Ladanyi, Francisco Sanchez Vega and Marjorie Zauderer

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2019 11:18

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    The Research to this article has been published in Genome Medicine 2019 11:8

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    A new study highlights the biases and inaccuracies of polygenic risk scores (PRS) when predicting disease risk in individuals from populations other than those used in their derivation. The design bias of work...

    Authors: Francisco M. De La Vega and Carlos D. Bustamante

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:100

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    The Research to this article has been published in Genome Biology 2018 19:179

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    Clinical genetics laboratories have recently adopted guidelines for the interpretation of sequence variants set by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) and Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)....

    Authors: Lora J. H. Bean and Madhuri R. Hegde

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:111

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    Distinct neurodevelopmental disorders have a common genetic etiology that explains the high degree of comorbidity among these disorders. A recent study sought to identify copy number variants across five neuro...

    Authors: Matthew Jensen and Santhosh Girirajan

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:109

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    The Research to this article has been published in Genome Medicine 2017 9:106

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    Progress in personalized medicine is now being translated to personalized nutrition. A recent proof-of-concept study shows that the increase in blood glucose levels after a meal is highly variable between indi...

    Authors: Marc-Emmanuel Dumas

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2016 8:7

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    Cancer immunotherapy is very effective and leads to a long-term response in certain patients. Yet, the variability observed in this response indicates that additional factors related to the host must influence...

    Authors: Maria Rescigno

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2015 7:131

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    Alterations in RNA splicing are frequent in human tumors. Two recent studies of lymphoma and breast cancer have identified components of the spliceosome — the core splicing machinery — that are essential for m...

    Authors: Olga Anczuków and Adrian R. Krainer

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2015 7:107

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    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, and it is characterized by a decline in memory or other thinking skills. The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is advanced age. A recent geno...

    Authors: Rita Guerreiro and Jose Bras

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2015 7:106

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    Most pediatric tumors have only very few somatic mutations. However, a recent study revealed that a subset of tumors from children with congenital biallelic deficiency of DNA mismatch repair exhibits a mutatio...

    Authors: Matthias Schlesner and Roland Eils

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2015 7:31

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    Recent twin studies highlight the astonishing impact of non-heritable contributions to our immune health and wellbeing. Immunologists, long familiar with heterogeneity generated from within cells, must now gra...

    Authors: Alan G Baxter and Philip D Hodgkin

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2015 7:29

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