Genetics

Mosquitoes Genetically Engineered To Resist Dengue Fever

Dengue fever infects nearly 400 million people annually. It is often referred to as breakbone fever, owing to the severe muscle, bone, and joint pain it can cause. An experimental vaccine is in development, but molecular biologist Omar Akbari of the...
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'jumping Genes' Help Stabilize Dna Folding Patterns

The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how genes are turned on or off. New research indicates that 'jumping genes' play a...
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Researchers Find 102 Genes Linked To Autism In One Of The Largest Studies Of Its Kind To Date

Autism spectrum disorder is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that is likely caused by both genetic and environmental factors. As the name suggests, it also represents a range of symptoms and behaviors, all of which makes teasing apart the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Autism

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Media Alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (tagc) 2020

Reporters are invited to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), to be held April 22-26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland, just 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC. TAGC 2020 will feature the latest discoveries from researchers at the...

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23andme Reportedly Laid Off 14% Of Its Workforce As People Stop Buying Dna Testing Kits

Since 2006, people have turned to 23andMe for spit testing kits that reveal their genetic backgrounds, but the trend has slowed.       
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University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Treats Its First Glioblastoma Patient With Genetically...

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly Grade IV cancer of the brain. UH is the only Midwest site...
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Glioblastoma, Clinical Trials

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Media Alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (tagc) 2020

Reporters are invited to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), to be held April 22-26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland, just 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC. TAGC 2020 will feature the latest discoveries from researchers at the...

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University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Treats Its First Glioblastoma Patient With Genetically...

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly Grade IV cancer of the brain. UH is the only Midwest site...
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Glioblastoma, Clinical Trials

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‘jumping Genes’ Help Stabilize Dna Folding Patterns

“Jumping genes” — bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another — are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Now, new research at Washington University School of...
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The Regulators Active During Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is a critical situation for plants, which respond using specific genetic programmes. Biologists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and Michigan State University (MSU) used artificial intelligence methods to examine how...
Related topics: Iron Deficiency, Medical Research

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Mapping The Cumulative Health Effects Of Environmental Exposures

The genomics revolution has provided powerful insights into genetic risk factors for human disease while also revealing the limits of genetic determinants, which account for only a fraction of total disease risk. A new article argues that a similar...
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Researchers Discover Remains Of Ancient ‘ghost’ Population Of Humans In Central Africa

The new study has analysed the DNA from the burials of four children, who lived as the Stone Age transitioned into the Metal Age, to reveal the previously unknown "ghost" population that contributed genetically to the people who live in Africa today.
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"organoids" Reveal How Human Forebrain Develops

Studying gene expression in human brain tissue grown in the lab could offer insight into disorders such as autism -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Here, There And Everywhere: Large And Giant Viruses Abound Globally

In Nature, a team led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) researchers uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup, expanding virus...
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Some Scientists Skeptical About Snakes Spreading New Virus In China

A genetic analysis suggests a reptilian reservoir, but researchers doubt the coronavirus could have originated in animals other than birds or mammals -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Two-drug Combo Halts The Growth Of Cancer Cells

Researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Researchers Discover Remains Of Ancient ‘ghost’ Population Of Humans In Central Africa

The new study has analysed the DNA from the burials of four children, who lived as the Stone Age transitioned into the Metal Age, to reveal the previously unknown "ghost" population that contributed genetically to the people who live in Africa today.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, DNA

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Liver Fibrosis 'off Switch' Discovered In Mice

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified several genetic switches, or transcription factors, that determine whether or not liver cells produce collagen -- providing a new therapeutic target for liver fibrosis.
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Helping The World Understand, Detect And Treat A Devasting Genetic Disorder

Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don't know anything about it, let alone have the resources to properly diagnose or treat it.

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Here, There And Everywhere: Large And Giant Viruses Abound Globally

In Nature, a team led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) researchers uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup, expanding virus...
Related topics: DNA

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