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Implications of gene editing non-human organisms

The prospect of gene editing has brought on a controversial debate about the ethics of human modification, prompting much news coverage and ...

Common gene variant influences food choices

The same gene variant may lead girls to make healthy or unhealthy food choices- depending on their early socio-economic environment ...

Turning the Volume of Gene Expression Up and Down

Gene expression can be turned on and off like a switch, or it can be finely adjusted , as with a volume control knob. Dr Garth Ilsley, research scientist in Prof. Nicholas Luscombe’s unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), has developed a mathematical model that shows how to predictably tune gene expression. ... Full story

A study of the genetic code of bed bugs reveals that these human blood feeders are adaptive and hardy

An international study involving Rothamsted Research, allows scientists for the first time to read the genetic make-up of bed bugs, and begin to understand genes linked to the insect’s adaptive biology and behaviour. ... Full story

Genetic and epigenetic evolution of hematopoietic neoplasms

Researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München and both universities in Munich succeeded in applying for a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC): The German Research Foundation (DFG) granted funding of the CRC 1243 “Genetic and epigenetic evolution of hematopoietic neoplasms”. ... Full story

Genetic sequencing can help guide treatment in children with solid tumors

Findings among the first supporting expanding precision medicine approach in childhood cancers ... Full story

NYU Research: Shedding Light on Genetic Switches

NYU College of Dentistry basic science researchers uncover molecular switches that turn on gene expression during spine development ... Full story

Estrogens Reverse Abnormality In Zebrafish Carrying Gene Mutation Associated With Autism

Findings May Help Illuminate Lower Autism Susceptibility Among Girls ... Full story

Disclosure of Incidental Genetic Findings Can Have Positive Impact for Patients

A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found that providing unanticipated information about risk of coronary artery disease during a genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer’s disease helped some participants cope with their results, and also motivated participants to make changes to their health behaviors. ... Full story

Estrogens alleviate hyperactivity in zebrafish with autism gene

Research led by UCL, Yale and University of California, San Francisco has shown that the hormone estrogen alleviates the sleep disruption experienced by zebrafish genetically designed to help understand the biology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ... Full story

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