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Genetics uses information from one or two genes to explain a disease or condition, whereas genomics examines all of the genetic information to determine biological markers predisposing an individual to disease. This category includes news on DNA, genes, m

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Genetic hallmarks of acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype uncovered

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project team identifies genetic changes underlying a type of B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemiaAn...

Type 1 diabetes: Blocking immune signal may prevent disease onset

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system attacks pancreas cells. Now, scientists suggest blocking some signaling molecules might prevent the attacks.

New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population.

Electronic records help identify two genes linked to age-related hearing impairment

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study of electronic records and genome sequences from adults with age-related hearing impairment identified two genetic variations linked to the disorder, report Thomas Hoffmann of the University...

Immune system of African Americans responds more strongly to bacterial infection, and it is partly genetic

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A Canada-US study led by Luis Barreiro, a professor at the University of Montreal's Department of Pediatrics and researcher at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, has demonstrated that...

University of Florida researchers find genetic change that caused snakes to lose legs

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

About 150 million years ago, snakes roamed about on well-developed legs. Now, two University of Florida researchers have discovered how snakes' legs eventually disappeared.

Cheese: A matter of love or hate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Until now, the reason why some people hate cheese has been a mystery. Researchers at the Centre de Recherche en Neuroscience de Lyon (CNRS/INSERM/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1/Université Jean...

Newly identified rare Alzheimer's disease gene mutation more common in Icelandic people

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A rare variant in the TM2D3 gene linked to increased risk and earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease.

New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cancer cells that have a distinct mutation common in colon cancer, while still sparing related normal cells, UT Southwestern Medical Center...

Modified HIV-1 virus can integrate into genome of parasitic flatworm

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Genetic manipulation of parasite that causes schistosomiasis could pave road to new treatments.

Schizophrenia secrets found hidden in the folds of DNA

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia-related genes have already been identified, but their roles were unclear. New techniques provide a fresh understanding. Folding is the key.

Deadly intestinal disease in preemies may be caused by genetic deficiency

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A life-threatening condition that causes the intestines in premature infants to become infected and die may be triggered by a disruption in the way the body metabolizes energy, according to Rutgers...

Strain-level genetic differences within bacterial species yield new insights into mother-infant microbiomes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Direct microbial sequencing of environmental samples, such as from ocean water, hospital surfaces, and the human gut, have illuminated the vast number of microbes present in our world.

Hot flashes in menopause may have genetic links

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Study of thousands of American women finds links between 14 common gene variants and menopausal hot flashes, independent of race and ethnicity.

IARC study identifies new genetic factors linked to HPV-related cancers

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new large-scale genetic study of head and neck cancers shows why some individuals infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) may go on to develop oropharyngeal cancer while others do not.

Positive and negative memories and behaviors are split up in the brains of mice

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Like broccoli and ice cream on a toddler's plate, the brain also keeps nice and nasty information in separate places.

Ancient hominid 'hanky panky' also influenced spread of STIs

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them - up to 5 percent of the human genome - it's become clear our ancestors not only had some serious...

In crafting new treatments for hemophilia, a 'less is more' approach

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Hematology researchers have found that blocking the role of a common protein may offer unexpected benefits for patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia A.

Genetic variants may affect breast cancer drug concentrations and patient outcomes

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In a study of 110 women taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole, there were significant differences in patients' blood levels of the drug that corresponded with variations in the ABCB1 gene.

NIH scientists uncover genetic explanation for frustrating syndrome

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Previously unexplained symptoms found associated with multiple copies of a single gene.

Outwitting the 'silent thief' of osteoporosis

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

How clues in our genes could help prevent osteoporotic fracture.In a world first, new Australian research has revealed that genetic profiling can help predict whether an individual will break a...

New research increases understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Severity of disease tied to gene that modulates the immune system.A new paper, co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, increases the understanding of...

Crohn's disease: Discovery of two subtypes could lead to better treatments

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Two subtypes of Crohn's - colon-like and ileum-like - have been discovered in colon tissue samples, which could translate to new therapeutic strategies.

A stem cell gene found to command skeletal muscle regeneration

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Prox1 gene has long been known to play an important role in fetal development. Finnish researchers have now discovered that Prox1 is essential also for skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation.

Genome engineering paves the way for sickle cell cure

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Repairing the sickle cell mutation in stem cells holds promise for new treatment.