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17 09, 2018

Genomic history of the Sardinian population

2018-12-20T15:27:00+00:00September 17th, 2018|News|

The population of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia has made important contributions to genome-wide association studies of complex disease traits and, based on ancient DNA studies of mainland Europe, Sardinia is hypothesized to be a unique refuge for early Neolithic ancestry. To provide new insights on the genetic history of this flagship population, we analyzed [...]

18 06, 2018


2018-12-20T17:23:40+00:00June 18th, 2018|home, News|

LinDA is a tool that, for a given variant, determines all the variants in Linkage Disequilibrium and whether they intersect with other association studies. A large manually curated collection of QTL and association studies can be easily interrogated and results are displayed with interactive plots and tables. LinDA offers also complementary tools, such as [...]

27 04, 2017

Discovery of a gene variant that confers risk of multiple sclerosis and lupus

2018-12-20T11:34:34+00:00April 27th, 2017|home, News|

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports an important new mechanism of predisposition to two autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (Lupus). The study, supported by the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FISM) and the National Institute on Aging of the NIH, was carried out by an international team [...]

11 11, 2015

New genes linked to short – stature, risk factors for heart disease, and hemoglobin levels regulation

2018-12-20T11:51:54+00:00November 11th, 2015|home, News|

A team of international researchers from the SardiNIA/ProgeNIA study, have discovered new genes associated with height, risk factors for heart disease, and regulation of hemoglobin levels, using advanced whole-genome sequencing technology. Findings detected in general population individuals from 4 Sardinian villages assessed in the SardiNIA cohort study are presented in a series of papers in [...]

27 09, 2013

Gene variants found associated with human immune system, autoimmune disease

2018-12-20T15:48:53+00:00September 27th, 2013|home, News|

Numerous studies have reported that certain diseases and quantitative variables of biomedical relevance such as height, or body mass index or levels of sugar in the blood are, to some extent, inherited. According to a team of international researchers led by Francesco Cucca, director of the National Research Council’s (CNR) Institute of Genetic and Biomedical [...]

1 09, 2013

Sardinia almost a continent  (and more)

2018-12-20T11:34:53+00:00September 1st, 2013|home, News|

By studying Y chromosome DNA from a large group of men on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, scientists not only have reconstructed the timing and course of much of the prehistoric events in Sardinia but also provided important information about early peopling in Europe and even about the time of origin of modern humans.  The [...]

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