Latest Gene duplication Stories
People with surplus copies of certain genes are much more prone to extreme thinness, as well as a syndrome in children known as "failure to thrive."
Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of extreme thinness for the first time, in a study published today in the journal Nature.
Patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms that lead to acute aortic dissections are 12 times more likely to have duplications in the DNA in a region of chromosome 16 (16p13.1) than those without the disease.
Plants adapt to the local weather and soil conditions in which they grow, and these environmental adaptations are known to evolve over thousands of years as mutations slowly accumulate in plants' genetic code.
A study of DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes may offer new insight into large-scale genome duplications that occur in developing tumors.
The evolution and diversification of the more than 300,000 living species of flowering plants may have been "jump started" much earlier than previously calculated, a new study indicates.
Researchers report that they are the first to show in molecular detail how one gene evolved two competing functions that eventually split up â€“ via gene duplication â€“ to pursue their separate destinies.
A multinational team of researchers led by stem cell scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Scripps Research Institute has documented specific genetic abnormalities that occur in human embryonic (hESC) and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines.
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.
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