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Increased risk for autism when genetic variation and air pollution meet

A new analysis shows that individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to ozone in the environment are at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Wristband device emulates mosquito to take blood samples

(Tech Xplore)A team of researchers at the University of Calgary has developed a device that can be worn on the wrist that periodically collects blood samples for testing with glucose strips. ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from TechXplore

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Jellyfish fluorescence shines new light on DNA copying

Scientists at the University of York have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates.

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Researchers use supercomputers to study snake evolution, unique traits

Evolution takes eons, but it leaves marks on the genomes of organisms that can be detected with DNA sequencing and analysis.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Coronary artery disease genes benefit reproduction

Researchers have found that genes for coronary heart disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, so in order to reproduce successfully, the genes for heart disease will also be inherited.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Patient-inspired research uncovers new link to rare disorder

Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery. The condition, also ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs

Amid the incredible diversity of living things on our planet, there is a common theme. Organisms need to acquire new genes, or change the functions of existing genes, in order to adapt and survive.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Worm studies investigate how grandparents' experiences can affect our genes

Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. For example, studies of a small community in northern Sweden ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

Paracetamol is popular for relieving pain. But if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, Paracetamol, ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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New statistical method finds shared ancestral gene variants involved in autism's cause

The way you measure things has a lot to do with the value of the results you get. If you want to know how much a blueberry weighs, don't use a bathroom scale; it isn't sensitive enough to register ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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