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Gene mutation discovery sheds light on organ failure affecting babies

5 days ago

A group of scientists and clinicians from the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and the USA have worked together…
Genetic mutation linked to flu-related heart complications

September 11, 2019

People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but…
New hair follicles can corral skin cancer

September 6, 2019

The same genetic mutations that can trigger cancer in some tissues are relatively harmless in others. A new…
Balance Clue?

August 26, 2019

A gene that can become mutated and cause a rare balance disorder also regulates the behavior of an…
NIH researchers uncover role of repetitive DNA and protein sequences in tumor evolution

August 8, 2019

A team of researchers from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health,…
Researchers discover new genetic link to premenopausal breast cancer

July 25, 2019

University of Alberta researchers have discovered a new genetic marker for breast cancer, expanding the list of genetic…
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Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

July 25, 2019

When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a…
Cardiac Genetic Mutation May Not Always Predict Heart Disease

July 15, 2019

Researchers at Penn Medicine and Geisinger find only 5 percent of patients with a mutation of the TTN…
Scientists use time travel to trace how cancer evolves

July 12, 2019

It’s possible to take precancerous cells back in time, so to speak, revealing individual DNA mutations in their…
Saving Beethoven Mice

July 4, 2019

Scientists at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital have used a novel gene-editing approach to salvage the…
Simpler name for cancer genetic syndrome could save lives

July 4, 2019

As medical science links certain genetic mutations with a greater variety of cancers, the names for these risk…
When a Rare Mutation Causes a Rare Disease: Jacob’s Story

June 28, 2019

For some parents, a physician’s advice to “just take him home and love him,” presumably letting nature take…
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Key Gene Mutation in Autism May Alter Brain in Early Years of Life

June 25, 2019

A gene mutation strongly linked to severe forms of autism hampers how brain cells communicate and connect with…
CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

June 5, 2019

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to…
Research finds some bacteria travel an alternate path to antibiotic resistance

April 29, 2019

In a study with implications for efforts to halt the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers at Princeton have…
New CRISPR-powered device detects genetic mutations in minutes

March 27, 2019

A team of engineers at the UC Berkeley and the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) of The Claremont Colleges…
Second-Ever Patient Cured of HIV, with Effective Treatment Potentially on the Way

March 5, 2019

Reporting in the journal Nature ten years (almost to the day) since the first confirmed case of an…
Tackling Tumors That Always Come Back: New Brain Cancer Research Could Improve Outcomes

February 20, 2019

Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of…
‘Improbable Things Happen’

February 15, 2019

For some of us, they carry the bright blue of our grandfather’s eyes. For others they result in…
Gene Therapy Treatment Targets Rare Mutation Tied to Blindness

February 13, 2019

Eye troubles detected at infancy began to take their toll when Emma Kate Roden started walking. The toddler…
Study identifies genetic mutation responsible for tuberculosis vulnerability

December 27, 2018

If you live in the United States, you are unlikely to come into contact with the microbe that…
Study of the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease

June 27, 2017

The first results from a functional genetic catalogue of the laboratory mouse has been shared with the research…
Scientists identify single-gene mutations that lead to atopic dermatitis

June 20, 2017

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that lead to atopic dermatitis, or eczema, an allergic…
NIAID scientists discover rare genetic susceptibility to common cold

June 13, 2017

Scientists have identified a rare genetic mutation that results in a markedly increased susceptibility to infection by human…
First mutations in human life discovered

March 23, 2017

Archaeological traces of embryonic development seen in adult cells The earliest mutations of human life have been observed…
Scientists deploy CRISPR to preserve photoreceptors in mice

March 14, 2017

Gene-editing tool rescues photoreceptors from a variety of mutations Silencing a gene called Nrl in mice prevents the…
Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to self-destruct

February 28, 2017

Genetic mutation disarms tumor suppressor in breast cancer Of the more than 3 million people with breast cancer…
Failure in recycling cellular membrane may be a trigger of Parkinson’s

February 24, 2017

A genetic mutation found in patients with early-onset Parkinson’s disease has been used to create a mouse model…
The smallest Cas9 genetic scissors (so far)

February 22, 2017

IBS scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date and show that it can…
A case where smoking helped

February 20, 2017

There’s at least one person in the world for whom smoking has a beneficial effect, and it took…
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