Genetics

Living Descendant Of Sitting Bull Confirmed By Analysis Of Dna From The Legendary Leader's Hair

A man's claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull's scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship...
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Not All Acne Is Equal: Scientists Reveal Strains Of C. Acnes That Promote Skin Health

Cutibacterium acnes, a bacteria that is known to cause acne, is also widely spread on people with healthy skin. Recent advances in gene sequencing have shown that differences in the genetic background between strains of bacteria may lead to...
Related topics: Acne, Bacteria

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Exploring The Dual Function Of The Ctcf Protein

The rapid scientific advancements that followed the mapping of the human genome have revealed just how staggeringly complex the world of genetics is. We now know that proteins are not just the products of genes, but that they also interact with...
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The Surprising Origins Of The Tarim Basin Mummies

Researchers have determined the genetic origins of Asia's most enigmatic mummies. Once thought to be Indo-European speaking migrants from the West, the Bronze Age Tarim Basin mummies are revealed to be a local indigenous population with deep Asian...

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Uc San Diego-led Team Receives $9m To Advance Parkinson's Disease Treatments

A new $9 million grant from Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) will enable advancement of UC San Diego's discovery that inhibiting a single gene in mice converts other cell types directly into new neurons, alleviating all Parkinson's...
Related topics: Parkinson's, Medical Research, Neurons

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Moving Past Conflation Of Race And Genetics

Race is not genetic. Race is a social and political construct. However, the conflation of race and genetics is one way that racism persists in medicine and research.
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Astro: Identifying Unique Genetic Variants To Overcome Cancer Treatment Barriers

Dr. Robert Chin, a radiation oncologist with UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, will describe recent research on personalized treatment for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer - particularly for patients with an inherited variant KRAS gene -...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Instantly Hide Balding Or Thin Patches With This Genius Trick

Whether due to genetics, environmental stressors, or simply aging, thinning locks can be an unfortunate part of life for many. There are a number of treatments and products on the market to combat this issue, ranging from cheap, quick fixes to...

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Microsoft Ramps Up Plans To Make Its Data Centers Less Thirsty

Boiling liquid carries away heat generated by computer servers at a Microsoft datacenter. | Image: Gene Twedt for Microsoft Microsoft ramped up its commitments today to conserve water and energy in its data centers, laying out new cooling...
Related topics: Microsoft, Servers

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All About Eve

New AI model called EVE, developed by scientists at Harvard Medical School and Oxford University, outperforms other AI methods in determining whether a gene variant is benign or disease-causing. When applied to more than 36 million variants across...
Related topics: Harvard University, Medical Research

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Moving Past Conflation Of Race And Genetics

Race is not genetic. Race is a social and political construct. However, the conflation of race and genetics is one way that racism persists in medicine and research.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Astro: Identifying Unique Genetic Variants To Overcome Cancer Treatment Barriers

Dr. Robert Chin, a radiation oncologist with UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, will describe recent research on personalized treatment for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer - particularly for patients with an inherited variant KRAS gene -...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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A Heart That Beats (almost) Like Our Own

The fruit fly, long the organism of choice for scientists studying genetics and basic biological processes, still harbors some secrets of its own.

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Cell-free Dna Identifies Early Signs Of Relapse In Pediatric Medulloblastoma

Findings show that cell-free DNA in cerebrospinal fluid can be used to detect measurable residual disease and identify patients at risk of relapse.
Related topics: DNA

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Machine Learning Predicts Antibiotic Resistance Spread

Genes aren't only inherited through birth. Bacteria have the ability to pass genes to each other, or pick them up from their environment, through a process called horizonal gene transfer, which is a major culprit in the spread of antibiotic...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Bacteria

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Genes May Affect The Level Of Harmful Bacterial Toxins In The Bloodstream

Lipopolysaccharide, a virulence factor produced by bacteria, is a toxin that can cause a systemic inflammation via the circulation. In a recently completed study, genetic markers were discovered which are associated with a heightened...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Redefining Human Diseases Through The Lens Of Your Dna

Researchers performed genome-wide analysis studies (GWAS) to identify genetic elements associated with various diseases. To address inequities in previous GWAS, the team included 180,000 Japanese people and 220 health-related phenotypes in this...
Related topics: DNA, Medical Research

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Scientists Reveal Genetic Secrets Of Stress-tolerant Mangrove Trees

Researchers have decoded the genome of the mangrove tree, Bruguiera gymnorhiza, and revealed how this species regulates its genes in order to cope with stress. Their findings could one day be used to help other plants be more tolerant to stress.

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Gene Test Finds Gradations In High-risk Prostate Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- CHICAGO -- A prostate cancer gene test accurately identified patients who would ultimately develop distant metastases, die of prostate cancer, or die prematurely of any cause, a biopsy-based analysis showed. When applied to...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Biopsy

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Study Reveals A Gene Crucial To Sperm Cell Production

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's appear to have flipped another piece in the underexplored puzzle of male infertility.
Related topics: Medical Research, Infertility, Fertility

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