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Genetics News From Medical News Today

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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Anti-aging peptide recovers fur growth, kidney health in mice

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New study reveals how a peptide targeted senescent cells - known to play a role in aging - to restore fitness, fur growth, and kidney function in old mice.

AML study correlates gene mutations with 34 disease subgroups

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal...

Single-cell analysis reveals subtypes of colorectal tumors

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Combining single-cell genomics and computational techniques, a research team including Paul Robson, Ph.D.

Researchers identify potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

UCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of, and identified potential treatment for, an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia...

Appetite-controlling brain circuits in mice may explain stress eating

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines how two opposing neural pathways in the brain's amygdala are responsible for promoting and suppressing appetite.

Bacterial pathogen demonstrates genome flexibility and diversification during chronic infection of cystic fibrosis patients

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Chronic lung infections can be devastating for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), and infection by Burkholderia cenocepacia, one of the most common species found in CF patients, is often...

Novel genes identified that help suppress prostate and other cancers

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

New biochemical method accurately diagnoses autism in children

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New method uses biochemistry to accurately predict whether a child will develop autism spectrum disorder by measuring the products of metabolic processes.

The genes and neural circuits behind autism's impaired sociability

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of...

From skin to brain: Stem cells without genetic modification

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A discovery, several years in the making, by a University at Buffalo research team has proven that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells (a type of stem cell) without any...

Common genetic variant may age the brain

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Variants of the gene TMEM106B may age the brain and raise the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, a new study finds.

Study identifies African-specific genomic variant associated with obesity

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Findings highlight the importance of genomic studies in diverse populations.

Genetic analysis better explains how uterine cancers resist treatment

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have charted the complex molecular biology of uterine carcinosarcoma, a rare and aggressive gynecologic cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Cell.

Could new 'helper drugs' restore antibiotic susceptibility in superbugs?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research suggests it may be possible to restore susceptibility to antibiotics in superbugs by locating and inactivating genes that promote resistance.

1 in 5 patients with breast cancer could benefit from existing treatment, genetic study reveals

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered that a greater number of breast cancers are genetically similar to rarer cases with faulty BRCA1 or...

Defect in non-coding DNA could cause brain disorders like severe language impairment

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:00:00 PDT

Genetic variation in the non-coding DNA may contribute to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder, scientists...

Fighting blindness: TSRI scientists bring a key protein into focus

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision.

Sickle cell gene linked to elevated risk of developing kidney failure

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that being born with one copy of the sickle gene puts an individual at elevated risk for developing kidney failure requiring dialysis.

Social phobia: Indication of a genetic cause

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with social anxiety avoid situations in which they are exposed to judgment by others. Those affected also lead a withdrawn life and maintain contact above all on the Internet.

Gene found to cause sudden death in young people

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes.

Researchers find promising lead that reduces autism symptoms and more

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of autism. Even though the single gene that's responsible for it was discovered in 1991, and the disease is detected by a simple blood test, there's no...

Why do shorter men go bald more often?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely. An international genetic study under the leadership of the University of Bonn at least points in this direction.

Ground-breaking new study doubles the estimate of our functional genes

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A landmark study mapping a poorly understood and highly controversial class of genes, known as long non-coding RNAs, has found evidence of evolutionary selection and links with major diseases...

Lifestyle choices condition colon and rectal cancer risk more than genetics

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers of the Colorectal Cancer research group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Dr.

SLU researchers study a new way to lower LDL cholesterol

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a paper published in Biochemical Pharmacology, Saint Louis University researchers examined the way a nuclear receptor called REV-ERB is involved in regulating cholesterol metabolism.