Oct. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt Genetics Institute investigators have added a new method to the computational genetics toolbox. Their approach, described in the journal Nature Genetics, integrates vast genomics datasets to predict gene expression and facilitate discovery of genetic mechanisms underlying human diseases.
Vanderbilt researchers develop publicly available COVID-19 animal susceptibility prediction tool; suggests increased risk to horses
Oct. 6, 2020—All-remote collaboration results in free animal susceptibility tool to help prioritize research and closer examination of at-risk species.
International collaboration with Vanderbilt scientists sheds light on rare exocyst mutations that cause severe developmental disabilities in children
Sep. 14, 2020—Mukhtar Ahmed, Christian de Caestecker and Ian Macara, in collaboration with geneticists from Australia and Italy discover novel mutations in the Exocyst, providing new understanding of a critical cellular protein complex.
Jul. 24, 2020—The first comprehensive study of how diverse evolutionary forces influence the leading cause of infant mortality is led by Vanderbilt researchers.
New method reveals how differences in the genetic “instruction booklet” between humans and Neanderthals influenced traits
Oct. 7, 2019—When it comes to our differences from Neanderthals, most of what we know comes from comparing fossils. But fossils can only tell us about bones and not whole living organisms. That’s changing thanks to a new paper from a team of genomics researchers at Vanderbilt, who have developed a first-of-its-kind computational method. Their approach uses...
Jul. 27, 2018—An international team of researchers led by Eric Gamazon has integrated gene expression and disease association data to better understand the biological mechanisms of complex human diseases.
Jun. 14, 2018—Symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including psychosis, depression and manic behavior, have both shared and distinguishing genetic factors, an international consortium led by researchers from Vanderbilt University and Virginia Commonwealth University is reporting.
May. 4, 2018—A special genetic analysis has revealed candidate genes associated with increased risk of breast cancer.
Apr. 19, 2018—Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the School of Medicine's next Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture with the topic is "Genetic Interrogation of Neural Circuit Mechanisms for Pain."
Mar. 15, 2018—Patients diagnosed with heart failure, stroke, infertility and kidney failure could actually be suffering from rare and undiagnosed genetic diseases.
Feb. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have conducted the first systematic evaluation of cognitive function in children with a rare genetic disorder.
Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has expanded and relaunched genetic testing to predict patient responses to drugs.