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Mitochondrial plans move forward

Plans to legalise the use of new techniques, developed by Newcastle University, to prevent mothers passing on serious mitochondrial diseases to their ...

Should we listen to our genes, or does mother know best?

Breaking the mould of inherited family characteristics could help you survive in a fast-changing world, scientists have discovered. ...

Gene variant linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism

A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. ... Full story

Identified almost 200 genes that have evolved more rapidly in humans than in other primates

The aim is to look for the molecular bases of what makes us humans ... Full story

Investigators Identify Genes That Contribute to Radiation Resistance

WASHINGTON, DC – A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin have identified 46 genes in Escherichia coli that are necessary for its survival at exceptionally high levels of radiation. The paper appears ahead of print in the Journal of Bacteriology. ... Full story

Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

Roles of heritability, mutations, environment estimated – NIH-funded study ... Full story

Using New Statistical Tools, Carnegie Mellon's Kathryn Roeder Finds Genetic Risk for Autism Stems Mostly From Common Genes

PITTSBURGH—Using new statistical tools, Carnegie Mellon University's Kathryn Roeder has led an international team of researchers to discover that most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches. ... Full story

Wisconsin Scientists Find Genetic Recipe to Turn Stem Cells to Blood

Madison, Wisconsin - The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. ... Full story

3 Questions: Kenneth Oye on the regulation of genetic engineering

Political scientist discusses regulatory gaps in assessing the impact of “gene drives.” ... Full story

FDA approves new product to treat rare genetic disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Ruconest, the first recombinant C1-Esterase Inhibitor product for the treatment of acute attacks in adult and adolescent patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE). ... Full story

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