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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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Could UV-absorbent DNA layer replace sunscreen?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a DNA 'coating' that is highly efficient at absorbing UV light, which might make it an excellent alternative to sunscreen.



Molecular hitchhiker on human protein signals tumors to self-destruct

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Powerful molecules can hitch rides on a plentiful human protein and signal tumors to self-destruct, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers found.



Elevated calcium levels raise heart attack risk

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Research has confirmed that a genetic predisposition to high levels of calcium in the blood increases the risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease.



Understanding genetic synergy in cleft palate

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Like all of the individual elements of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature.



Alzheimer's: New brain cell loss mechanism uncovered

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

The discovery could 'spur a new area of Alzheimer's disease research,' say the scientists, who found a new pathway of neuronal loss in the condition.



Porphyria cutanea tarda: What you need to know

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Porphyria cutanea tarda is a genetic condition affecting the skin and nervous system. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment.



Homocystinuria: Causes, symptoms, and tests

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is homocystinuria? In this article, learn about the causes of this condition and who it affects, the symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.



Cause of schizophrenia found in a type of brain cell

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study in mice finds that genetic faults in a certain type of brain cell may be the basis for childhood-onset schizophrenia.



Curly or straight: What determines hair shape?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Whether you are sporting curly locks or poker-straight hair is determined by the shape of your hair follicle and the behavior of a host of cells.



Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopause

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Instead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren.



Heart toxin reveals new insights into HIV-1 integration in T cell genome

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 may have evolved to integrate its genetic material into certain immune-cell-activating genes in humans, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.



Why are scientists redefining Alzheimer's disease?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The traditional view that protein buildup in the brain causes Alzheimer's disease is being challenged, and new evidence brings hope of novel drug targets.



New findings suggest a genetic influence on aging into the 90s but not beyond

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Variants of a gene thought to be linked to longevity appear to influence aging into the 90s, but do not appear to affect exceptional longevity, or aging over 100, a new study has found.



Scientists find two new risk genes for Alzheimer's

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In a study deemed a 'massive undertaking' by the researchers, two new genes have been found that may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.



Newly identified genetic marker may help detect high-risk flu patients

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a genetic variation associated with influenza severity and the supply of killer T cells that help patients fight the infection.



New gene therapy treatment routes for motor neurone disease uncovered in new study

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists investigating the genetic causes and altered functioning of nerve cells in motor neurone disease (MND) have discovered a new mechanism that could lead to fresh treatment approaches for one...



Porphyria: Types, causes, and management

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Porphyria is a group of metabolic disorders. In this article, learn about the different types of porphyria, their causes, and how they can be managed.



In autism, genes drive eye gaze abnormalities

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Twin study reveals strong genetic influences on how infants visually explore social world.



Scientists find common genes involved in muscle strength

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study of more than 195,000 people finds 16 common genetic variants associated with muscle strength and gives insight into underlying biological mechanisms.



FDA approves new treatment for sickle cell disease

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

First approval for this rare blood disorder in nearly 20 years.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) for patients age five years and older with...



Low gene expression may raise susceptibility to depression

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has found that susceptibility to depression may be linked to a gene's low activity level, leading to a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain.



New genetic syndrome identified; may offer some answers for puzzled parents

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a rare genetic syndrome characterized by intellectual disability, seizures, an abnormal gait and distinctive facial features.



Researchers show how cancer spreads in mice

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers based in Japan has developed a new imaging protocol that allows us to see how cancer cells spread during metastasis in mice.



New method helps fighting future pandemics

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

By developing a new technique for labeling the gene segments of influenza viruses, researchers now know more about how influenza viruses enter the cell and establish cell co-infections - a major...



Gene mutation can cause brain malformation in children

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Link between Dmrta2 gene and rare nervous system disorder.Researchers from Cardiff University and Université Libre de Bruxelles have identified how the function of a key gene significantly...