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2013-06-13 10:51:05

Mammals possess the remarkable ability to regenerate a lost fingertip, including the nail, nerves and even bone.

2013-05-01 12:30:38

One of 100,000 children is born with Menkes disease, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to properly absorb copper from food and leads to neurodegeneration, seizures, impaired movement, stunted growth and, often, death before age 3.

2013-04-18 22:00:23

A bizarre twist on the usual way proteins are made may explain mysterious symptoms in the grandparents of some children with mental disabilities.

2013-04-18 21:58:39

Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project.

2013-04-18 21:51:41

Researchers have recently discovered that an expansion of DNA in patients with the common neurodegenerative disorder Fragile X-associated Tremor syndrome causes the production of an abnormal protein that is toxic to neurons.

2013-02-25 13:38:04

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a new so-called pseudogene that regulates the tumor-suppressing PTEN gene.

Women More Talkative Than Men Because Thier Brain Is Designed That Way
2013-02-22 12:17:19

A new study backs up previous claims that women are more chatty than men because the region of the brain that processes communication is bigger than in a man's. However, the new study also finds another reason women are more chatty.

2013-02-20 10:26:29

Male rat pups have more of a specific brain protein associated with language development than females.

Fragile X Syndrome Linked To Nearly 100 Autism Genes
2012-12-13 15:28:13

While researchers have long been aware of a relationship between fragile X syndrome and autism, they have now begun to trace out the exact genetic pathways that link the two disorders together.


Latest Genes Reference Libraries

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2011-01-24 12:59:16

The Herpesviridae, a large family of DNA viruses, causes disease in animals and humans. Members of this family are known as herpesviruses. They all share a common structure where they are composed of relatively large double-stranded, linear DNA genomes encoding 100-200 genes encased within an icosahedral protein cage called the capsid. The whole particle is known as a virion. They are all nuclear-replicating. When a viral particle contacts a cell with specific types of receptor molecules...

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