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01 Sep, 2020, 22:00 BST Humoral immune response to SARS-CoV2 in Iceland

Scientists at deCODE genetics in Iceland, a subsidiary of Amgen Inc , biopharmaceutical company headquartered in California, and their collaborators, ...


22 Apr, 2020, 16:31 BST Icelandic Genomes Elucidate Neanderthal Heritage of Europeans

Scientists at deCODE genetics and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute and universities in Denmark and Iceland today publish in Nature the first...


14 Apr, 2020, 22:00 BST Iceland Provides a Picture of the Early Spread of COVID-19 in a Population With a Cohesive Public Health Response

Scientists at deCODE genetics and colleagues from Iceland's Directorate of Health and the National University Hospital today publish online in the...


11 Sep, 2019, 16:55 BST deCODE in Iceland Agrees to Sequence Half of UK Biobanks Participants

deCODE genetics in Iceland has entered into an agreement with a consortium of government, charity, researchers and world leading biopharmaceutical...


24 Jan, 2019, 19:00 GMT deCODE Publishes the First Full Resolution Genetic Map of the Human Genome

A whole genome sequence-based portrait of how the two basic mechanisms generating human diversity work Elucidates how women and men contribute...


31 May, 2018, 19:00 BST deCODE genetics Reveals: The Making of a Human Population Uncovered Through Ancient Icelandic Genomes

In a study published today, scientists at deCODE genetics report new findings about the founding of the Icelandic population and its subsequent...


20 Sep, 2017, 18:00 BST deCODE Study Reveals an Ancient Achilles Heel in the Human Genome

The generation of new mutations is a key driver of evolution but also of susceptibility to rare diseases Fathers pass on four times as many new...


17 Jan, 2017, 10:00 GMT deCODE Study Shows that Variants in the Sequence of the Genome that Contribute to Educational Attainment are Under Negative Selection

In a study published today, scientists at deCODE genetics use genomic and genealogical data from across the population of Iceland over many decades...


25 Mar, 2015, 18:00 GMT The Genomic Portrait of a Nation

The largest studies of whole-genome data ever published reveal the power of the sequencing revolution for understanding the roots of disease,...