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Simultaneous live imaging of a specific gene's transcription and dynamics

Dr. Hiroshi Ochiai and his colleagues, Dr. Takeshi Sugawara (Research Center for the Mathematics on Chromatin Live Dynamics [RcMcD] at Hiroshima University) ...

Better donor-recipient match with genomics

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 ...

Penn Vet-Temple Team Characterizes Genetic Mutations Linked to a Form of Blindness

Achromatopsia is a rare, inherited vision disorder that affects the eye’s cone cells, resulting in problems with daytime vision, clarity and color perception. It often strikes people early in life, and currently there is no cure for the condition. ... Full story

Scientists create world's largest catalog of human genomic variation

Bethesda, Md. - An international team of scientists from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world's largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers with powerful clues to help them establish why some people are susceptible to various diseases. ... Full story

Finding links and missing genes

A catalogue of large-scale genetic changes around the world ... Full story

Dormant viral genes may awaken to cause ALS

NIH human and mouse study may open an unexplored path for finding treatments ... Full story

Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified

Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child’s chance of developing the life-threatening disease, have been identified in the largest genetic association study of malaria to date. ... Full story

Females more at genetic risk for developing insomnia than males, VCU study suggests

The research provides the first formal evidence for sex differences in insomnia heritability ... Full story

Five genetic regions implicated in cystic fibrosis severity

An international consortium of researchers conducted the largest-ever CF genome-wide analysis to find new therapeutic targets. ... Full story

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