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Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Behavior

Not every mom and dad agree on how their offspring should behave. ...

Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Single Gene Disorders Delivers RNA That Encodes the Missing Protein

New Rochelle, NY —Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of delivering an RNA that encodes for the protein alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT)—which is missing or ...

Poor Survival in Multiple Myeloma Patients Linked to Genetic Variation

SALT LAKE CITY—As part of a multi-institutional effort, researchers with Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have found that multiple myeloma patients with a genetic variation in the gene FOPNL die on average 1-3 years sooner than patients without it. The finding was identified with a genetic mapping technique, genome wide association studies (GWAS), and verified in patient populations from North America and Europe. This was the first study to survey the entire human genome for genetic variation influencing survival, and included a total of 1,635 patients. ... Full story

New method to generate extended data for genome assemblies

Scientists at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) have developed a new library construction method for genome sequencing that can simultaneously construct long-range data with reduced DNA input, time and cost. ... Full story

Molecular movies unlock the secret life of DNA

A new way to study the secret life of cells in order to understand disease and help develop new drugs is being pioneered at UOW. ... Full story

Gene study uncovers America’s ancestors

La Trobe bio-archaeologists – in an article just published in the international journal Science – have waded into the highly contentious area of how, when and by whom North and South America was originally populated. ... Full story

Study may show a way to predict whether children with a genetic disorder will develop autism or psychosis

UCLA-led research may help lead to earlier, more targeted intervention for people with DiGeorge syndrome ... Full story

Transgender Youth Have Typical Hormone Levels

Study reveals baseline characteristics of youth seeking care for gender dysphoria ... Full story

Same genes may influence GCSE results across range of subjects

Many of the same genes may affect GCSE results across a broad range of subjects according to a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. ... Full story

Gene knockout: loss of a gene can be compensated by another gene

Effects of genome interventions depend on the methods used ... Full story

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