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2013-10-04 13:13:15

How do the millions of genetic variants - ranging in size from a change in a single nucleotide (the As,Ts,Cs and Gs that define the genetic alphabet) to huge rearrangements of chromosomes that can affect many different genes - found in each human chromosome affect the health, longevity and lives of people?

2013-09-30 10:17:55

As so many genome studies do, this study published online in the journal Nature Genetics began with a single patient and his parents who were in search of a diagnosis.

2013-09-26 13:13:17

As gene sequencing technologies rapidly advance and new genomic data becomes available, so does the need for a better understanding and consensus on which gene changes are relevant to diagnosis and treatment.

2013-09-26 13:11:00

Sometimes, when the DNA in a cell is copied during cell division, there is a mistake.

2013-09-23 10:17:57

A team of investigators has developed an innovative blood test that may provide a faster, simpler way for emergency room doctors and others to diagnose and monitor potentially deadly aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections (a tear in the wall of the aorta) for which early diagnosis is critical for survival.

2013-09-19 23:38:35

Texas Children’s Hospital is excited to announce that on December 5, 2013, Dr.

2013-09-19 15:45:00

Last spring a deadly new avian influenza ("bird flu") strain called H7N9 hit China.

2013-09-10 14:24:24

Treatment for sickle cell disease has largely focused on managing pain and acute complications, but current research, including several projects at Texas Children’s Hematology Center, is now aimed at developing more efficient and progressive forms of treatment that could potentially benefit patients around the world.


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