The Calico cat helps us better understand human genetics

In all mammals, females have one pair of X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y chromosome. Microscopic image of male chromosome pairs, with the sex chromosomes located in the lower right

When someone says “cats,” our minds typically conjure up images of their cute, furry, and playful natures, or we might recall funny viral cat videos that made us laugh. However, we rarely associate cats with genetics classes. Surprisingly, cats, or more precisely female cats, can teach us an important lesson about a genetic phenomenon that … Read more

Research on the first ever reference to the human pangenome helps to better understand the biology of chromosomes

Research on the first ever reference to the human pangenome helps to better understand the biology of chromosomes

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have made a seminal discovery about chromosome biology through their work on the first reference to the human pangenome. Recently published by the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium in the journal Nature, the pangenome draft uses complete genomic assemblies to provide a different look at the genetic … Read more

Dawn of Diversity: New Human Pangenome Reference Released

Human genome genetics abstract concept

The Human Pangenome Reference Consortium has introduced a significantly more diverse human genome reference sequence, the pangenome, composed of 94 distinct genomic sequences and aiming to reach 700 by 2024, which helps identify larger genomic variants and improve the accuracy of genomic analysis. A more complete and sophisticated collection of genome sequences captures significantly more … Read more

Work of UTHSC researchers on human pangenome helps understand common chromosomal abnormality – UTHSC News

Work of UTHSC researchers on human pangenome helps understand common chromosomal abnormality - UTHSC News

UTHSC researchers contributed to the historic reference draft of the human pangenome, which was published alongside their biological discovery regarding a common chromosomal abnormality. Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have made a seminal discovery about chromosome biology through their work on the first reference to the human pangenome. Recently published by … Read more