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Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

June 17, 2019

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles…
Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism

May 29, 2019

Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the…
Summit Charts a Course to Uncover the Origins of Genetic Diseases

May 21, 2019

Environmental conditions, lifestyle choices, chemical exposure, and foodborne and airborne pathogens are among the external factors that can…
Tissue environment plays important role in tumor formation

April 30, 2019

A team of Florida State University researchers used a simple tumor model to show the importance of tissue…
Mutations in noncoding genes could play big role in regulating cancer, study finds

March 20, 2019

RNA transcribed from genes that seem not to code for anything may play an important role in regulating…
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…
Genomic Analysis Is Important Even for Ultra-Hypermutated Tumors Prior to Immune Therapy

January 10, 2019

New research from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard…
Replaying the tape of life: Is it possible?

November 13, 2018

How predictable is evolution? The answer long has been debated by biologists grappling with the extent to which…
New approach to immunotherapy leads to complete response in breast cancer patient unresponsive to other treatments

June 6, 2018

A novel approach to immunotherapy developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has led to the…
Solving Pieces of the Genetic Puzzle

May 11, 2018

Now, recent research from Caltech illustrates a new technique to help crack the code of certain mysterious regions of…
Extreme-altitude birds evolved same trait via different mutations

February 26, 2018

All extreme-altitude birds have evolved especially efficient systems for delivering that precious oxygen to their tissues. But a…
Study reveals how the most common DNA mutation happens

February 6, 2018

In the issue of the journal Nature, researchers describe how two normally mismatched bases in human DNA, guanine and…
Putting the precise in precision medicine

November 15, 2017

About eight years ago, a doctor in Turkey examined a 5-month-old boy for “failure to thrive and dehydration.”…
Deadly Lung Cancers are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

November 10, 2017

A new UC San Francisco-led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one…
Imaging a killer

October 10, 2017

Huntington’s disease is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by mutations in one specific gene called…
CRISPR-Gold fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice

October 4, 2017

Sientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside…
How do zebrafish develop their stripes?

October 4, 2017

In a new study, Dr Thomas Woolley has simulated the intricate process that sees the pigmented skin cells…
First mutant ants shed light on evolution of social behavior

August 11, 2017

Ants run a tight ship. They organize themselves into groups with very specific tasks: foraging for food, defending…
A mutation giving leaves with white spots has been identified

May 8, 2017

Only few plant mutations are known to give plants with white spots on their leaves, and they are…
Researchers Create Red-eyed Mutant Wasps

April 20, 2017

Researchers at UC Riverside’s Akbari lab have brought a new strain of red-eyed mutant wasps into the world.…
Genome analysis helps keep deadly brain cancer at bay for five years

February 17, 2017

An analysis of a patient’s deadly brain tumor helped doctors at Smilow Cancer Hospital identify new emerging mutations…
New Gene Fusions and Mutations Linked to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

December 17, 2016

In recent years, researchers have identified specific gene mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which primarily occur…
Mutation for multicellular life was a backbone changer

November 16, 2016

Just as the course of a drift boat can be irreversibly altered by a log in its path,…
Model expands landscape for signaling protein mutations

November 1, 2016

Protein pairs that control stimulus response in bacteria maintain a sensitive balance between interaction specificity and promiscuity, according…
FLEX takes on mutants

August 27, 2016

Because a plant isn’t green doesn’t mean it can’t photosynthesise as well as its more usual counterpart, but…
Insights on Sex and Death from a Mutant Roundworm

August 1, 2016

In tough times, humans aren’t the only species that think twice about having children.  Consider roundworm strain LSJ2.…
Probing proteins’ 3-D structures suggests existing drugs may work for many cancers

June 16, 2016

Examining databases of proteins’ 3-D shapes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified more…
Research shedding light on genetic switches

January 30, 2016

A new study by basic science researchers in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at New…
Experiments explain the events behind molecular ‘bomb’ seen in cancer cells

December 19, 2015

Since scientists have begun sequencing the genome of cancer cells, they have noticed a curious pattern. In many…
Researchers find out cause of mutations which are not in genetic material

December 17, 2015

Proteins are like bricks that form our cells and they are built by the orders given by our…
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