Patricia Inacio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inacio

Genomic Recycling May Help Explain Our Unique Non-Coding Genome

Throughout evolution, genomic recycling of protein-coding genes gave rise to part of non-coding genes within our genome, known as long non-coding RNAs, or lncRNAs, a Weizmann Institute of Science study suggests. The findings will help scientists understand the role of lncRNAs in healthy and diseased conditions, such as Angelman…

Revised Panorama Prenatal Test More Accurately Identifies Angelman Syndrome and Other Genetic Disorders, Study Shows

A new, revised protocol of the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) Panorama identifies genetic abnormalities underlying Angelman and four other syndromes with higher accuracy and efficiency than the original test, a study found. The study, “Clinical Experience with a Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Noninvasive Prenatal Test for Five Clinically Significant…