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2014-07-25 03:30:24

University of Cambridge The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature. The findings come from an international study of more than 180,000 women involving scientists from 166 institutions worldwide, including the University of Cambridge. The researchers identified 123 genetic variations that...

2014-05-29 23:11:29

Informative webinar will focus on the issues surrounding imprinting defects for tablets, capsules and softgels. The live broadcast will take place on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9am EDT (NA) / 2pm BST (UK) / 3pm CEST (EU-Central). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 This webinar is focused on the issues surrounding imprinting defects for tablets, capsules and softgels. Imprint is a key element in drug identification and is important area for process improvements. The presenters from...

2014-04-10 11:22:17

Are babies who wake to breastfeed at night trying to delay the birth of a sibling? In a new article published online today in the journal Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Professor David Haig argues that infants that wake frequently at night to breastfeed are delaying the resumption of the mother's ovulation and therefore preventing the birth of a sibling with whom they would have to compete. It has already been documented that smaller gaps between the births of siblings are...

2014-02-20 12:23:31

Gerber grant funds Franciscan St. Francis Health neonatologist-led research INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do commonly used chemicals in the environment imprint our babies' DNA? Can they be linked to premature birth, birth defects and other adverse outcomes? Can they induce -- as they do in animals - diseases which appear later in life and are heritable across multiple generations? That's the focus of a study under way at Franciscan St. Francis...

2014-01-10 10:44:18

Single cell analysis captures a genomic phenomenon that fuels the complexity and diversity of living things A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a phenomenon that alters prevailing views of how the genome is expressed to make and sustain the life of mammals. Published in the journal Science, the paper helps explain why genetically identical animals are sometimes so different in their biology and appearance, and why some inherited disorders caused by a shared set of aberrant genes...

Veil Of Ignorance Is Sometimes Bliss
2013-10-24 08:22:27

Washington University in St. Louis A range of examples suggests a lack of information about their fellows can favor cooperation and prevent conflict among animals — and even among genes For the Oct. 16 issue of Biology Letters, a special issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of W.D. Hamilton’s famous paper on kin selection, two Washington University in St. Louis biologists contributed an article describing intriguing exceptions to one of his predictions. The basic idea of...

2013-09-30 10:17:55

As so many genome studies do, this study published online in the journal Nature Genetics began with a single patient and his parents who were in search of a diagnosis. The parents of this first patient sought genetic testing for Prader-Willi syndrome when he was only a year old, but the test, which was still in its infancy, came back negative. For the next 12 years, his parents were left in limbo. He had many features of the disease – including lack of muscle tone, feeding difficulties...

2013-08-06 09:06:55

UC Davis researchers have identified how and where in the genome a cancer chemotherapy agent acts on and 'un-silences' the epigenetically silenced gene that causes Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual disability, seizures, motor impairments, and laughing and smiling. The agent, Topotecan, is a topoisomerase inhibitor, part of a class of drugs that in earlier research has been found to un-silence the Angelman gene, suggesting that it...

2013-08-05 23:01:54

UC Davis researchers have identified how and where in the genome a cancer chemotherapy agent acts on and ‘un-silences’ the epigenetically silenced gene that causes Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual disability, seizures, motor impairments, and laughing and smiling. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 UC Davis researchers have identified how and where in the genome a cancer chemotherapy agent acts on and ‘un-silences’ the...

2013-07-01 19:04:54

Canadian-led study will help scientists identify key genomic regions in canola, other food plants What allows certain plants to survive freezing and thrive in the Canadian climate, while others are sensitive to the slightest drop in temperature? Those that flourish activate specific genes at just the right time -- but the way gene activation is controlled remains poorly understood. A major step forward in understanding this process lies in a genomic map produced by an international...


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