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New genetic link found for some forms of SIDS


A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,  or SIDS. The new…
Scientists uncover genetic similarities among species that use sound to navigate

October 7, 2019

Insect-eating bats navigate effortlessly in the dark and dolphins and killer whales gobble up prey in murky waters…
Scientists found a way to reactivate ‘tumour suppressor’ genes

September 28, 2019

You would get cancer all the time, if your body was not ready to react and suppress the…
Learn how jumbled genes can help beat nature at its own game

September 24, 2019

When the environment seems like it’s out to get them, many creatures have a way of leveling the…
Why can you grow fatter by choice, but cannot grow taller or become shorter?

August 23, 2019

We are shaped by our environment and our genes. If your parents are tall, you are likely to…
‘Key player’ identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

August 23, 2019

The team from Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute has found that the deletion of the gene CYFIP1…
Genetics control behavioral sequences that are building blocks for complex behavior patterns that shape risk, reward and effort. Image credit: Cornelia N. Stacher Hörndli, University of Utah
Foraging for information: machine learning decodes genetic influence over behavior

August 19, 2019

Mice scurry around while foraging for food, but genetics may be the unseen hand controlling these meandering movements.…
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…
Exploring genetic “dark matter,” researchers gain new insights into autism and stroke

July 25, 2019

With its elegant double helix and voluminous genetic script, DNA has become the of darling of nucleic acids.…
Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

July 16, 2019

Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis.…
Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot

July 15, 2019

Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human…
Unlocking the genetic secrets of the ice worm

July 10, 2019

The ice worm is one of the largest organisms to spend its life in ice, and Washington State University scientist…
A mitochondrial gene that causes cytoplasmic male infertility was deleted using a mitoTALENs technique. Infertile rice (right) stands straight, but fertile rice (left) bends under the weight of heavy seeds. Image credit: Tomohiko Kazama, CC-BY
Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA

July 9, 2019

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more…
Researchers identify genetic pathway that could enhance survival of coral

July 9, 2019

Three researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have made a groundbreaking discovery that could enhance the…
NIH scientists link genetics to risk of high blood pressure among blacks

July 8, 2019

Variants in the gene ARMC5 may be associated with high blood pressure among blacks, according to a National Institutes of…
Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease

July 5, 2019

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental…
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…
Scientists identified genetic flues pointing to the causes of schizophrenia

July 4, 2019

Schizophrenia is an incurable mental disorder, characterized by inability to understand reality, hearing voices,  reduced social engagement and…
Genetic imbalance in immune system linked to biliary tract cancer

June 26, 2019

Patients with biliary tract cancer have altered genetic architecture in some immune system receptor systems. This has been…
Studying Diverse Populations Can Boost Genetic Discovery, Curb Health Disparities

June 20, 2019

Studying diverse, multi-ethnic populations can increase genetic discoveries and reduce health disparities, according to one of the largest…
Gene mutations are pointing towards the root causes of the multiple sclerosis

June 12, 2019

Multiple sclerosis is a disease, which is characterized by the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain…
Australian kelpies are not related to dingoes, but why owners wanted them to be?

June 1, 2019

Kelpies are an iconic sheep herding dog breed. They were brought to Australia in the late 1800s from…
Research Provides Insight into Genetic Link to Potential Treatment Response Among BRCA1/2 Breast Cancer Patients

May 31, 2019

New findings from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provide clues about immune…
How a zebrafish could help solve the mysteries of genetic brain disease

May 27, 2019

A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of…
Study Explores Why Prostate Cancer Mortality is Higher in Black Men

May 24, 2019

Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and nearly 2.5 times more likely to…
Massive sequencing study links rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes

May 23, 2019

An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to…
Genetic Technologies: Surrounded by Scary Myths but Fighting Real Threats

May 21, 2019

Genetics is stirring up more controversy than almost any other modern science. Ever since gene editing techniques emerged…
Researchers sequence the genome’s elusive centromere

May 15, 2019

Though much of the human genome has been sequenced and assembled, scientists have hit road blocks trying to…
Early spring: Predicting budburst with genetics

May 8, 2019

Although climate skeptics might find it hard to believe with this year’s endless snow and freezing temperatures, climate…
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