genomics

Biobanks Reveal The Genes For Long Life

An analysis of over 700,000 individuals has revealed that high blood pressure and obesity are the strongest risk factors for accelerated aging.

Nobel Laureate Tasuku Honjo Refutes Link To ‘Man-Made’ Coronavirus Claim

2018 Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo has refuted any link to social media posts that claim the SARS-CoV-2 virus was 'man-made' or 'invented' in a lab.

How Cells Relieve DNA Replication Stress

Scientists in South Korea have identified a mechanism by which mammalian cells prevent DNA replication from stalling due to internal or external stressors.

Filling In The Gaps Of Asia’s Genetic Map

The early findings by the GenomeAsia 100K consortium shed light on the ancestral origins of Asia's populations and provide insight into adverse drug responses among Asians.

Singapore Creates World’s Largest Asian Genetic Databank

The genomes of some 5,000 Singaporeans representing 80 percent of Asia's ethnic diversity have been sequenced by researchers in Singapore.

The History Of Penguins Laid Bare In Their Genomes

An international team of scientists has released data on 19 penguin genomes which can be used to understand how the birds evolved over time.

Why The Japanese Are More Susceptible To ILD Than Europeans

A study led by Japanese researchers has revealed that a variant of the gene encoding mucin 5b is linked to heightened vulnerability to interstitial lung disease among the Japanese compared to Europeans.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Shoko Takahashi

Having founded Genequest when she was still a student, Dr. Shoko Takahashi is well on her way to creating a human genome database that could help advance clinical research in Asia.

Scientists Decode The Asian Catfish Genome

Researchers in Japan and Vietnam have sequenced the genome of the Asian catfish, which could help fisheries identify important genes for rapid growth and disease resistance.