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Mayo Clinic and University of Oregon researchers have confirmed that a genetic factor called a repeating trinucleotide is a strong predictor of an individual's risk of developing the eye condition Fuchs' dystrophy.
The deletion of part of a gene that plays a role in the synthesis of carnitine – an amino acid derivative that helps the body use fat for energy – may play a role in milder forms of autism.
Research Down Syndrome provides an update on its charity racing program and lists upcoming events. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 05, 2012 The Research Down
The breakthrough genetic test designed to meet FAA and US Air Force requirements is set for release at the Aerospace Medical Association in May. Albuquerque,
Researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and their collaborators have discovered a pair of defective genes that cause a rare congenital malformation syndrome that can make it impossible for the child to breathe or eat properly without reparative surgery.
The Munchkin is a fairly new breed of cat with a lot of controversy surrounding it. The breed is created by a mutation that causes achondroplasia, or hypochondroplasia, which results in the cats having abnormally short legs. The breed originated when a pregnant, short-legged black cat was discovered in Louisiana in 1983. One of her kittens, a tomcat, became the father of the breeding program for Munchkins. Several cat registries refuse to recognize the breed due to the controversy that...
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