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Groundbreaking gene therapy trial set to cure hemophilia

A 'cure' for haemophilia is one step closer, following results published in the New England Journal of Medcine of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial led by the NHS in London.

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Genetic mutation explains the origin of some human organs

A neutral genetic mutation—a fluke in the evolutionary process that had no apparent biological purpose—that appeared over 700 million years ago in biological evolution could help explain the ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Supercoiling pushes molecular handcuffs along chromatin fibres

Gene regulation relies on complex structural arrangements and processes at the molecular level. One of them, called 'chromatin loop extrusion', strikingly resembles the quick-lacing system of ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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House mice may modulate their vocalizations depending on the sex of the receiver

Wild-derived house mice call at higher rates and frequencies during interactions with the opposite sex than with the same sex, according to a study published December 13, 2017 in the open-access ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Research highlights need for new approach to crippling horse disease

A new review 'Paradigm shifts in understanding equine laminitis' published in The Veterinary Journal, demonstrates how University of Liverpool led research has changed the way we think about ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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A family in Italy doesn’t feel pain because of a gene mutation

Six members of the same family have a reduced sensitivity to pain, meaning they don’t notice when they break bones. Now the gene responsible has been identified

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Newscientist

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The toxic sugar tree: Mapping the evolutionary history of a cancerous sugar gene

Around two million years ago, a genetic change occurred that differentiated humans from most other primates that both protected humans from diseases, yet made red meat a health risk.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Researchers trace the potato's origins, learn about its untapped potential

The comfort food we know and love today as the potato was domesticated between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago from a wild species native to the Andes Mountains in southern Peru. During the 16th ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Genome sequence expands on the story of the extinct Tasmanian tiger

Hunted to extinction by early European settlers in Australia, the Tasmanian tiger (or thylacine) tells a cautionary tale of conservation, but according to a new study led by the University ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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'Human chronobiome' study informs timing of drug delivery, precision medicine approaches

Symptoms and efficacy of medications—and indeed, many aspects of the human body itself—vary by time of day. Physicians tell patients to take their statins at bedtime because the related liver ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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