This time last year we were in the midst of celebrating the GSC’s twentieth anniversary! Now, with all of us maintaining safe distances during the COVID-19 global pandemic, we can look back on these events with a greater appreciation for a glorious time when we were all able to be together.
A bioinformatics method may help uncover link between immune system variability and SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility
The advent of single-cell RNA sequencing technologies has provided unprecedented opportunities for the analysis of transcriptomes at single-cell resolution, allowing researchers to explore cell-to-cell variability. Now, researchers have developed a tool for the analysis and identification of RNA isoforms from single-cell RNA sequencing data.
Cervical cancer disproportionately affects women in sub-Saharan Africa where it is the most common cancer-related mortality and has disease rates higher than any other region in the world (1). Yet studies of the disease have predominantly focused on non-African populations.
An international team of researchers, in work led by Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) at BC Cancer, have now published an analysis of the genomic characteristics of cervical cancers in Ugandan women.