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2013-06-24 23:18:15

Researchers are gaining a better understanding of the complex genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's, potentially leading to new treatment options for the disease. Boston

2013-02-05 10:30:49

By broadly comparing the DNA of children to that of elderly people, gene researchers have identified gene variants that influence lifespan, either by raising disease risk or by providing protection from disease.

Gene Variants In Autistic Patients Identified
2013-01-15 18:33:10

Researchers have identified 25 additional copy number variations (CNVs) which occur in some patients with autism.

2012-06-22 06:14:38

Approximately three out of every 1,000 people in the United States suffer from some degree of Autism. Now, a new study is looking at why this happens by studying your genes.

2012-06-21 20:56:41

A pioneering report of genome-wide gene expression in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) finds genetic changes that help explain why one person has an ASD and another does not.

2012-05-16 23:33:22

What can a fish tell us about human brain development?

2012-04-09 21:46:42

An international research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators have discovered two inherited-genetic deletions in the human genome linked to development of aggressive prostate cancer.

2011-12-21 22:45:31

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, reports that abnormal sequences of DNA known as rare copy number variants, or CNVs, appear to play a significant role in the risk for early onset bipolar disorder.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.