Latest Center for Applied Genomics Stories
An extensive genomic study of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma reinforces the challenges in treating the most aggressive forms of this disease.
Researchers have identified 25 additional copy number variations (CNVs) which occur in some patients with autism.
In a genome sequencing study of 74 neuroblastoma tumors in children, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that patients with changes in two genes, ARID1A and ARID1B, survive only a quarter as long as patients without the changes.
An international team of genetics researchers has discovered four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight.
Although schizophrenia is highly genetic in origin, the genes involved in the disorder have been difficult to identify.
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