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--Research Sheds Light on Prenatal Heart Formation, Chromosome 22q.11 Deletion Syndrome-- PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studying the common genetic disorder chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified key proteins that act together to regulate early embryonic development.
Proteins called cohesins ensure that newly copied chromosomes bind together, separate correctly during cell division, and are repaired efficiently after DNA damage.
Jumping Elements, Some of Which Cause Genetic Diseases, Become Incorporated in the Genome at Different Stages of Human Development.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambry Genetics today introduced The Ambry X-Linked Mental Retardation SuperPANEL(TM), a suite of genetic tests expected to pinpoint the cause of intellectual disability and X-linked mental retardation (XLMR).
Male mice born with female sex chromosomes experience hypertension seen in postmenopausal women
Researchers at the University of Utah and other institutions have sequenced for the first time the entire genome of a family, enabling them to accurately estimate the average rate at which parents pass genetic mutations to their offspring and also identify precise locations where parental chromosomes exchange information that creates new combinations of genetic traits in their children.
Promiscuous females may be the key to a species' survival, according to new research by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool.
Regulatory proteins common to all eukaryotic cells can have additional, unique functions in embryonic stem (ES) cells.
A new study reveals that a common underlying mechanism is shared by a group of previously unrelated disorders which all cause complex defects in brain development and function.
Using sophisticated genetic technology, a consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine has narrowed down the reason for abnormalities in learning and behavior inherited in some families to loss of a specific gene called a nictotinic receptor.
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