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UNC Genetics Publications

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published eight papers during August 23 – September 5, 2020.




Genomic Sequencing for Newborn Screening: Results of the NC NEXUS Project. 

Roman TS, Crowley SB, Roche MI, Foreman AKM, O’Daniel JM, Seifert BA, Lee K, Brandt A, Gustafson C, DeCristo DM, Strande NT, Ramkissoon L, Milko LV, Owen P, Roy S, Xiong M, Paquin RS, Butterfield RM, Lewis MA, Souris KJ, Bailey DB Jr, Rini C, Booker JK, Powell BC, Weck KE, Powell CM, Berg JS.

Am J Hum Genet. 2020 Aug 14:S0002-9297(20)30269-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2020.08.001. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32853555


Collaborative Cross mice reveal extreme epilepsy phenotypes and genetic loci for seizure susceptibility. 

Gu B, Shorter JR, Williams LH, Bell TA, Hock P, Dalton KA, Pan Y, Miller DR, Shaw GD, Philpot BD, Pardo-Manuel de Villena F.

Epilepsia. 2020 Aug 27. doi: 10.1111/epi.16617. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32852103


Maternal Liver Metabolic Response to Chronic Vitamin D Deficiency Is Determined by Mouse Strain Genetic Background. 

Xue J, Hutchins EK, Elnagheeb M, Li Y, Valdar W, McRitchie S, Sumner S, Ideraabdullah FY.

Curr Dev Nutr. 2020 Jun 20;4(8):nzaa106. doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa106. eCollection 2020 Aug.

PMID: 32851199


Receiver operating characteristic curves and confidence bands for support vector machines. 

Luckett DJ, Laber EB, El-Kamary SS, Fan C, Jhaveri R, Perou CM, Shebl FM, Kosorok MR.

Biometrics. 2020 Aug 31. doi: 10.1111/biom.13365. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32865820


Baseline and innate immune response characterization of a Zfp30 knockout mouse strain. 

Laudermilk LT, Tovar A, Homstad AK, Thomas JM, McFadden KM, Tune MK, Cowley DO, Mock JR, Ideraabdullah F, Kelada SNP.

Mamm Genome. 2020 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s00335-020-09847-z. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32860515


Chromatin architecture provides a roadmap to improve our understanding of psychiatric disorders. 

Hu B, Won H.

Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 Aug 28. doi: 10.1038/s41386-020-00822-5. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32859998


The first human trial of CRISPR-based cell therapy clears safety concerns as new treatment for late-stage lung cancer. 

He S.

Signal Transduct Target Ther. 2020 Aug 25;5(1):168. doi: 10.1038/s41392-020-00283-8.

PMID: 32843656


Accelerated aging among childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors is evidenced by increased expression of p16INK4a and frailty. 

Smitherman AB, Wood WA, Mitin N, Ayer Miller VL, Deal AM, Davis IJ, Blatt J, Gold SH, Muss HB.

Cancer. 2020 Aug 24. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33112. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32830315