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Mutant Gene Responsible For Pigeons' Funky Hair-Dos
2013-02-01 11:09:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in the journal Science Express, an international team of researchers has sequenced the entire rock pigeon genome, and made some interesting discoveries in the process. "Birds are a huge part of life on Earth, but we know surprisingly little about their genetics," study co-author Michael Shapiro, a biologist at the University of Utah, said in a statement. Using cutting edge sequencing techniques, the...

Personal Genetic Data Exposed To Security Vulnerabilities
2013-01-18 03:39:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Armed with nothing but a laptop and an Internet connection, researchers from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT say they were able to uncover the identities of almost 50 people who donated DNA to genetic research studies. Their work raises series questions about the privacy practices used to safeguard personal data for volunteers in genomic research. The results of their so-called “vulnerability...

2013-01-07 14:51:21

New research led by the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and the University of Glasgow, Scotland, has identified a link between a human gene and the composition of human gastrointestinal bacteria. In a study published as a letter to the journal Gut, the team outline new evidence suggesting that the human genome may play a role in determining the makeup of the billions of microbes in the human gastrointestinal tract collectively known as the gut microbiota. Mauro D'Amato, Associate Professor...

Behcet’s Disease Has Genetic Link To Ancient Silk Road Trade Route
2013-01-07 10:42:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers continuing the study of the human genome have mapped out four new regions that are associated with a painful and often dangerous condition–Behcet´s disease–found in people with a lineage to ancestors along the Silk Road. The Silk Road was used as an important trade route for nearly 2,000 years, linking the Far East and Europe. But along with the trade of goods and cultures, also came the exchange of...

New Genome Sequencing Evaluation Tool Created
2013-01-03 04:28:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genome sequencing is much more common than in the past. In a large part, this is attributable to advances in biotechnologies and computer software, however, there is still some question about both the accuracy of different sequencing methods and the best ways to evaluate these efforts. Computer scientists, led by New York University, have now devised a new tool to better measure the validity of genome sequencing. By tracking a small...

Autism And Other Disorders May Be Caused By Genetic Hotspot Mutations
2012-12-21 06:47:01

[ Watch the Video: Mutation Hotspots in Autism Genes ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of international researchers led by a team of investigators from the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), recently revealed a new study that provides signals as to the causes of autism and other related disorders. With the findings, it is possible that there are elevated mutation rates in specific parts of the genome that adds to...

Scientists Identify Genes Related To Crohn’s Disease
2012-12-14 08:15:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University College London (UCL) recently revealed that they had identified over 200 genes for Crohn´s Disease, a chronic bowel condition. The scientists believe that knowledge about genetic factors of complex diseases will help in understanding patients´ symptoms and providing better treatment. The study looked at the entire human genome, and the findings are featured in a recent edition of The...

Daily Liver Cycles Controlled By More Than 3,000 Epigenetic Switches
2012-12-11 10:16:12

Salk Institute Salk findings may help explain connections between dietary schedules and chronic disease When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have determined the specific genetic switches that sync liver activity to the circadian cycle. Their finding gives...


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