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2012-07-11 05:33:37

A new single-gene cause of chronic kidney disease has been discovered that implicates a disease mechanism not previously believed to be related to the disease.

2012-07-09 16:28:35

Systemic complications include life-threatening thoracic aortic disease

Susceptibility Genes Can Be Revealed From Exome Sequencing Of Health Condition Extremes
2012-07-09 10:55:33

DNA from cystic fibrosis patients with and without chronic infections points to unsuspected mutation

2012-07-09 10:54:16

The challenge of treating patients with genetic disorders in which a single mutated gene is simply too large to be replaced using traditional gene therapy techniques may soon be a thing of the past.


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2007-12-13 19:44:51

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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