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The faculty of the Department of Genetics published ten papers during the first two weeks of February 2017.

A Gene Expression Panel is Accurate for Diagnosis and Monitoring Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Adults.
Dellon ES, Veerappan R, Selitsky SR, Parker JS, Higgins LL, Beitia R, Genta RM, Lash RH.
Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb 9;8(2):e74. doi: 10.1038/ctg.2017.2.
PMID: 28181994

Mild achondroplasia/hypochondroplasia with acanthosis nigricans, normal development, and a p.Ser348Cys FGFR3 mutation.
Couser NL, Pande CK, Turcott CM, Spector EB, Aylsworth AS, Powell CM.
Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Feb 9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38141. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28181399

Human Cell Assays for Synthesis-Dependent Strand Annealing and Crossing Over During Double-Strand Break Repair.
Zapotoczny G, Sekelsky J.
G3 (Bethesda). 2017 Feb 7. pii: g3.116.037390. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.037390. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28179392

SETting the Stage for Cancer Development: SETD2 and the Consequences of Lost Methylation.
Fahey CC, Davis IJ.
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2017 Feb 3. pii: a026468. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a026468. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28159833

AtSERPIN1 is an inhibitor of the metacaspase AtMC1-mediated cell death and autocatalytic processing in planta.
Lema Asqui S, Vercammen D, Serrano I, Valls M, Rivas S, van Breusegem F, Conlon FL, Dangl JL, Coll NS.
New Phytol. 2017 Feb 3. doi: 10.1111/nph.14446. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28157265

DNA Repair in Drosophila: Mutagens, Models, and Missing Genes.
Sekelsky J.
Genetics. 2017 Feb;205(2):471-490. doi: 10.1534/genetics.116.186759.
PMID: 28154196

Epigenetic clock analysis of diet, exercise, education, and lifestyle factors.
Quach A, Levine ME, Tanaka T, Lu AT, Chen BH, Ferrucci L, Ritz B, Bandinelli S, Neuhouser ML, Beasley JM, Snetselaar L, Wallace RB, Tsao PS, Absher D, Assimes TL, Stewart JD, Li Y, Hou L, Baccarelli AA, Whitsel EA, Horvath S.
Aging (Albany NY). 2017 Feb 14. doi: 10.18632/aging.101168. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28198702

Deep sequencing of 71 candidate genes to characterize variation associated with alcohol dependence.
Clark SL, Adkins DE, Kumar G, Aberg KA, Nerella S, Xie L, Collins AL, Crowley JJ, Quackenbush CR, Hilliard CE, Shabalin AA, Vrieze SI, Peterson RE, Copeland WE, Silberg JL, McGue M, Maes H, Iacono WG, Sullivan PF, Costello EJ, van den Oord EJ.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Feb 14. doi: 10.1111/acer.13352. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28196272

Genetic regulatory signatures underlying islet gene expression and type 2 diabetes.
Varshney A, Scott LJ, Welch RP, Erdos MR, Chines PS, Narisu N, Albanus RD, Orchard P, Wolford BN, Kursawe R, Vadlamudi S, Cannon ME, Didion JP, Hensley J, Kirilusha A; NISC Comparative Sequencing Program., Bonnycastle LL, Taylor DL, Watanabe R, Mohlke KL, Boehnke M, Collins FS, Parker SC, Stitzel ML.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Feb 13. pii: 201621192. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1621192114. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28193859

Chemotherapy and Stem Cell Transplantation Increase p16INK4a Expression, a Biomarker of T-cell Aging.
Wood WA, Krishnamurthy J, Mitin N, Torrice C, Parker JS, Snavely AC, Shea TC, Serody JS, Sharpless NE.
EBioMedicine. 2016 Sep;11:227-238. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.08.029. P
MID: 27591832