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Unravelling the genetic secrets of Huntington's disease

One of Monash University’s doctorate students, April Philpott, was a finalist in the Victorian Young Achiever’s Awards. April undertook her PhD in ...

More Potent, Inexpensive Gene Silencing Agents Described in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics

New Rochelle, NY —Combining the therapeutic potential and advantages of existing oligonucleotide-based approaches to turn off disease-related genes, a type of single-stranded ...

Study Describes Potential Transmission of Non-Genetic Behavioral Traits to New Generations

Individual symptoms of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, avoidance and a heightened response to stress, can be transmitted from mother to child and even grandchild by multiple non-genetic mechanisms, a new study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and other institutions shows. ... Full story

Researchers identify genetic links to educational attainment

NIH-funded study examines genetic influences on behavior. ... Full story

Global study finds genetic link to education

In the world’s largest study of its type, scientists from The University of Queensland have helped identify 74 genes that may play a role in how long a person stays at school, or whether they go to university. ... Full story

Stem cell gene therapy for fatal childhood disease ready for human trial

A pioneering approach for Sanfilippo disease - a genetic condition for which there is no effective treatment A gene therapy developed in Manchester will now be trialled in humans ... Full story

New approach to genetic analysis yields markers linked to complex diseases

Study identifies new gene variants that may be targets for treating arrhythmia. ... Full story

UCLA-led team develops new method to study mitochondrial DNA diseases

The process utilizes a nanoblade that can open holes in cell membranes ... Full story

TSRI Team Streamlines Biomedical Research by Making Genetic Data Easier to Search

LA JOLLA, CA – Call them professional “data wranglers.” ... Full story

Genetic Testing Proves Bene Israel Community in India Has Jewish Roots

Tel Aviv University–Cornell collaboration provides insight into unique community whose history is largely unknown ... Full story

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