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Come here and be quiet! Genes physically held in silencing 'lock-down' in embryonic stem cells

Researchers at the Babraham Institute have discovered a strong physical gene interaction network that is responsible for holding genes in a silencing ...

New genetic tests playing a role in the management of autism spectrum disorder

A new study has looked at the diagnostic yield of two newer genetic testing methods among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ...

Gene Leads to Nearsightedness When Kids Read

Vision researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other “nearwork.” ... Full story

New Technique Can Help Researchers Explore the Rhythm of Genes

Madison, Wisconsin - Genetic cycles, from circadian rhythms to the cycles involved in reproduction, are everywhere. Now, a recent University of Wisconsin-Madison study is putting a new tool in the arsenal of researchers when it comes to the ebb and flow of gene expression. The new statistical approach, named Oscope, lets researchers identify and characterize the rhythm of genes across the entire genome using single-cell RNA sequencing. ... Full story

Gene Therapy Fully Restores Vision in Mouse Model of Leber Congenital Amaurosis

New Rochelle, NY — Mice lacking the protein retGC1, which is deficient in humans suffering Leber congenital amaurosis-1 (LCA1), a disorder that causes severe visual impairment beginning in infancy, received gene therapy to replace retGC1 and showed fully restored visual function that persisted for at least 6 months. ... Full story

Botanists conduct first large-scale genetic study of marijuana, hemp

A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop. ... Full story

Holocaust survivors pass on trauma to their children’s genes

Pre-conception trauma results in transmission of epigenetic changes from the exposed parents to their children ... Full story

Why genetic modification is essential for our survival

The use of modern biotechnology, commonly termed genetic modification, is not only safe, if ethically and appropriately done, but will be essential to the survival of the human race in the future. ... Full story

Optimizing Effectiveness of CAR T Cell Therapy in Lymphoma Highlighted in Special Nordic Issue of Human Gene Therapy

New Rochelle, NY —Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, which can specifically recognize and target tumor cells, have resulted in complete responses in patients with leukemia, and although equally promising for treating lymphoma, obstacles remain and individual patient responses CAR T cell therapy have varied. The main barriers to overcome in developing the next generation of CAR T cell therapy are presented in a Review article that is part of a special Nordic issue of Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

Penn Scientists Identify Key Genetic Factor That Keeps Moles From Turning Into Melanoma

Research also Yields Realistic New Model of Melanoma for Testing Therapies ... Full story

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