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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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2011-11-24 11:27:46

Scientists have released a study suggesting that uncommon genetic deletions are associated with short stature.

2011-10-28 12:11:35

Two remarkable discoveries were today revealed by researchers into genome analysis of Leishmania parasites.

2011-10-05 05:53:07

Autism is one of the most common genetic alterations, caused by a deletion of the 27-gene cluster on chromosome 16.

2011-10-04 10:16:18

Chromosomal abnormalities linked to intellectual disability can be traced back to the father, particularly those who are older when the child is conceived.

2011-09-16 11:13:29

Using a diversity of DNA sequencing and human genome analytic techniques, researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have identified some cases of developmental delay or cognitive disorders associated with a sudden chromosomal catastrophe that occurred early in development, perhaps during cell division when DNA is replicated.

2011-09-15 13:05:47

Using a diversity of DNA sequencing and human genome analytic techniques, researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have identified some cases of developmental delay or cognitive disorders associated with a sudden chromosomal catastrophe that occurred early in development, perhaps during cell division when DNA is replicated.

2011-08-11 12:13:30

New research led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto has identified more genes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and shows that there is an overlap between some of these genes and those found in other neuropsychiatric conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.