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Latest Genetic disorder Stories

2012-05-08 09:50:39

Advanced high-speed gene-sequencing has been used in the clinical setting to find diagnoses for seven children out of a dozen who were experiencing developmental delays and congenital abnormalities for mysterious reasons.

2012-04-25 20:13:40

A new study, published by Cell Press in the April 26 issue of the journal Neuron, discovers several genes associated with autism and finds evidence for a shared genetic mechanism underlying autism and fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability.

2012-03-29 22:13:18

An international team led by scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) discovered that a protein, called TRIM28, normally present in the mother’s egg, is essential right after fertilisation, to preserve certain chemical modifications or ‘epigenetic marks’ on a specific set of genes.

2012-03-09 01:32:16

Researchers at King's College London and Hiroshima University, Japan, have identified a specific gene linked to throat cancer following a genetic study of a family with 10 members who have developed the condition.

2012-02-10 18:33:33

A new study shows that Kineret (anakinra), a medication approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, is effective in stopping the progression of organ damage in people with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID).

New Technique Could Give Child Three Biological Parents
2012-01-20 13:43:38

Researchers have determined that babies with three biological parents could be a reality within three years by using a new IVF technique.

2011-12-07 20:04:02

A four-year $16 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will enable Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to search for the cause of often rare, single-gene diseases usually called Mendelian disorders.

2011-10-18 13:19:30

Geneticists at Emory University School of Medicine have demonstrated a method that enables the routine amplification of all the genes on the X chromosome.


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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