Genetics News


Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability

Scientists headed by Ferran Azorín at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have discovered why histone 1 is a major protection factor against genomic instability and a vital ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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How the tomato became a heavyweight mutant

A single gene mutation has enabled tomatoes to balloon.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Team identifies mechanism for resilience in people with high risk of bipolar disorder

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes them resilient to bipolar disorder. The results suggest ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible, say researchers

It is now possible to scour complete human genomes for the presence of disease-associated genes without revealing any genetic information not directly associated with the inquiry, say Stanford ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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How the genome sets its functional micro-architecture

The genes that are involved in the development of the fetus are activated in different tissues and at different times. Their expression is carefully regulated by so-called "enhancer sequences", ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Worm atlas profiles gene readouts in every cell type in the animal

The roundworm stars in the first-ever compilation of gene readouts in every kind of cell in an animal. The readouts, which were taken at a particular stage in the worm's life, reveal, for example, ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Gene variant activity is surprisingly variable between tissues

Every tissue has its own pattern of active alleles, a large-scale study has found. Researchers were able to show that the differential allele activity is regulated by tissue-specific, regulatory ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from ScienceDaily

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Inhibiting a protein found to reduce progression of Alzheimer's and ALS in mice

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with Genetech Inc. and universities in Hamburg and San Francisco has found that inhibiting the creation of a protein leads to a reduction in the progression ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

The now infamous Google memo, written by engineer James Damore, has inflamed longstanding debates about the differences between women and men.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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