Latest Copy number variation Stories

2010-12-02 15:37:35

A large genetic study of people with major depression has found that a duplicated region of DNA on chromosome 5 predisposes people to the disorder.

2010-11-19 13:32:52

Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.

2010-11-18 16:42:17

TAAD causes thousands of deaths in the United States each year.

2010-11-04 12:45:00

Researchers have identified the deletion of a genomic region on chromosome 17 as a significant risk factor for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia.

2010-10-27 20:41:52

Scientists have invented methods to scout the human genome's repetitive landscapes, where DNA sequences are highly identical and heavily duplicated.

2010-10-14 14:54:58

A new study uncovers multiple genetic variations associated with common childhood obesity.

2010-10-14 14:53:11

A new study by pediatric researchers has added to the evidence that genes have a strong influence on childhood obesity.

2010-09-01 20:38:33

A cell devotes a significant amount of effort to maintaining the stability of its genome, preventing the sorts of chromosomal rearrangements characteristic of many cancers.

2010-06-11 01:25:24

Deciphering the functions of multiple rare genes may be at the core of understanding the genetic factors that cause autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
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