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Cystic Fibrosis Genetics Breakthrough
2013-08-26 12:46:54

With over 1,900 mutations in the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF), separating the harmful alterations from the benign ones has been a long, arduous undertaking for geneticists. Until now, that is.

Genetic Mutation Linked Congenital Heart Defect
2013-07-30 08:39:37

A team of scientists has found a mutation in a gene crucial to normal heart development could play a role in some types of congenital heart defects.

2013-07-15 13:34:54

A type of genetic abnormality linked to cancer is more common in people with type 2 diabetes than the rest of the population, a new study has found.

2013-06-26 12:53:53

A drug developed to treat genetic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis may need a radical rethink.

Genome Sequencing Reveals Mutation Causing MDP Syndrome
2013-06-17 05:20:29

An international team of scientists writing in the journal Nature Genetics has helped to identify a single genetic mutation in National Paracycling Champion Tom Staniford that has led to his extremely rare condition.

2013-06-06 18:27:15

Scientists at USC have unlocked the mystery of why new cases of the genetic disease Noonan Syndrome are so common: a mutation that causes the disease disproportionately increases a normal father’s production of sperm carrying the disease trait.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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