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IU-led study reveals new insights into light color sensing and transfer of genetic traits

Analysis of a globally abundant marine phytoplankton sheds light on horizontal gene transfer ...

Gene Replacement Therapy Offers Viable Treatment Option for Fatal Disease

By Molly Peterson - COLUMBIA, Mo. – Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes progressive degeneration in the ...

Yale-led study zeroes in on mutation linked to zits

By Ziba Kashef -NEK9 mutations cause normal hair follicles to develop blackheads and acne cysts. ... Full story

Progress and Promise of Gene Transfer and Gene Editing To Cure Beta-Thalassemias

New Rochelle, NY —Promising results from the first clinical trials of globin gene transfer to treat beta-thalassemias—inherited forms of anemia—have eliminated the need for blood transfusions in some individuals. Enhancing current gene therapy strategies and applying new gene editing tools to correct beta-globin deficiencies and to reactivate fetal hemoglobin production are among the exciting new advances being pursued in the search for a cure for severe globin disorders, as described in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

GI Problems in Autism May Originate in Genes, Study Suggests

Gene linked to autism lowers serotonin activity in mice, slows movement in gut ... Full story

Genetic Risk Factors of Disparate Diseases Share Similar Biological Underpinnings, According to Genomics Research Collaboration

Genetic Risk Factors of Disparate Diseases Share Similar Biological Underpinnings, According to Genomics Research Collaboration Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics and colleagues identify "roadmap" of disease mechanisms to identify candidate drug targets Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics and colleagues identify "roadmap" of disease mechanisms to identify candidate drug targets ... Full story

Genes that raise the chances of non-identical twins identified

Gene variants that increase by 29 per cent a woman’s chance of giving birth to non-identical twins have been identified in a breakthrough international collaboration by researchers from Queensland, Iceland, Netherlands and the US. ... Full story

What's Missing from Current Methods for Genetic Screening of Sperm Donors?

New Rochelle, NY —U.S. sperm banks perform genetic testing to screen for and disqualify carriers of a limited number of recessive disease mutations, but more comprehensive and affordable DNA-based screening methods are now available that can detect many more disease-causing genetic variations. ... Full story

Genetic links helpful for glaucoma treatment

by Marketing and Communications -Primary angle closure glaucoma can cause permanent blindness if not treated quickly. ... Full story

Who gets hooked on drugs and who stays clean? Study in rats finds genetic markers that influence addiction

Differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse linked to both inherited traits and epigenetics, U-M researchers find ... Full story

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