International DNA Day

International DNA Day to commemorate the publication in the journal Nature of the discovery of the structure of the DNA double helix in 1953.

International DNA Day is celebrated on April 25 to commemorate the publication in the journal Nature, by scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, of the discovery of the structure of the DNA double helix in 1953, based on the research of Rosalind Franklin, specifically "Photograph Number 51" ... Read More

International Pompe Disease Day

On April 15, the International Pompe Disease Day was celebrated in order to inform and raise awareness about this rare pathology of genetic origin. Pompe disease, also known as glycogenosis type II, is a metabolic disorder that causes muscle weakness due to a mutation of the Pompe mutation.... Read more

Parkinson's disease and its genetic diagnosis

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nervous system in a chronic and progressive manner.

World Parkinson's Day is celebrated on April 11, coinciding with the anniversary of James Parkinson, a British neurologist who in 1817 discovered what at that time was called paralysis agitans and what we know today as Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nervous system in a chronic and progressive manner, and ... Read More

World Colon Cancer Day

World Colon Cancer Day, with the aim of raising awareness of the need to adopt healthy habits for the prevention of this tumor, as well as the importance of its early diagnosis.

Today, March 31, is World Colon Cancer Day, with the aim of raising awareness of the need to adopt healthy habits for the prevention of this tumor, as well as the importance of its early diagnosis. More than 37,000 people a year are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in our country, being the most common cause of ... Read more

Dreamgenics and APACI sign a Framework Collaboration Agreement to promote genetic diagnosis of congenital heart disease

APACI and Dreamgenics have signed a framework agreement of institutional collaboration to promote the genetic diagnosis of congenital cardiovascular diseases, as well as to develop research projects and training activities related to them. The Asociación de Padres y Amigos de Cardiopatías Congénitas (APACI) is an association of public utility, national and independent that watches over and promotes the ... Read more

Genetics and cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels and are the leading cause of death worldwide.

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels and are the leading cause of death worldwide with about 520 million people affected. CVDs include numerous and diverse pathologies, some of which are better known, such as myocardial infarction, heart failure or heart failure.... Read more

Women and Girls in Science Day

Women and Girls in Science Day 2022

The United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim in 2016, February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The main objective of this day is to achieve greater participation and inclusion of women and girls in the world of science and technology, ... Read More

Considerations for the correct identification of CNVs from exome sequencing

Considerations for the correct identification of cnvs from exome sequencing.

CNVs (Copy Number Variations) are a type of submicroscopic-sized structural variants, such as deletions, duplications, insertions, inversions and translocations, which involve a change in copy number with respect to the reference genome (Figure 1). Although they are relatively common in the structure of our genomes and contribute greatly to the variability ... Read More