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2013-10-08 13:50:38

The unique genomic signature could serve as a research model for founding events Researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center and University of Montreal have discovered that the genomic signature inherited by today's 6 million French Canadians from the first 8,500 French settlers who colonized New France some 400 years ago has gone through an unparalleled change in human history, in a remarkably short timescale. This unique signature could serve as an ideal model to study...

Recreating Alien DNA On Earth
2013-10-07 12:50:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The man who helped map the human genome says that scientists will one day be able to use 3D printing technology to create alien life forms on Earth. Dr Craig Venter wrote in his latest book "Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life" that scientists could design basic organisms in the future based on alien life forms by using a robotically controlled genome sequencing unit. Venter created the...

2013-10-04 13:13:15

How do the millions of genetic variants - ranging in size from a change in a single nucleotide (the As,Ts,Cs and Gs that define the genetic alphabet) to huge rearrangements of chromosomes that can affect many different genes - found in each human chromosome affect the health, longevity and lives of people? In a major report in the journal Science, an international consortium of groups that includes the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center describe an analytical approach...

2013-10-03 23:23:55

Deletions may be linked to miswiring of brain neurons. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Using powerful genetic sequencing technology, a team of investigators, led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, scanned the genome of hundreds of individuals, and discovered those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have gene deletions than were people without the disorder. That means those individuals — seven percent of the study group...

Pig Study Suggests Humans Are Predisposed To Overeating
2013-10-03 13:12:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying the eating habits of almost 1,200 pigs, Danish researchers have found evidence that humans may be genetically predisposed to overeating. Study author Haja Kadarmideen, a health and medical science professor at the University of Copenhagen, said his team wanted to learn why some of us seem more predisposed to reaching for the cookie jar. They chose to study pigs because they are a well-known model for studying human obesity...

The Mystery Of Handedness
2013-10-02 05:23:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most of us are right handed, with only approximately ten percent of the population of the UK, and the world at large, being left handed. But why that is so remains a mystery. Two independent studies might have given us some clues to the mystery, however. Professor John Armour and Dr. Angus Davison from The University of Nottingham collaborated with University College London's Professor Chris McManus to rule out a "strong genetic...

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...

2013-09-27 10:17:00

Findings may open up new treatment options by extending therapies effective in one cancer type to others with a similar genomic profile Cancer encompasses a complex group of diseases traditionally defined by where in the body it originates, as in lung cancer or colon cancer. This framework for studying and treating cancer has made sense for generations, but molecular analysis now shows that cancers of different organs have many shared features, while cancers from the same organ or tissue...

2013-09-26 13:13:17

As gene sequencing technologies rapidly advance and new genomic data becomes available, so does the need for a better understanding and consensus on which gene changes are relevant to diagnosis and treatment. With a $8.4 million, four-year grant announced today from the National Human Genome Research Institute, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and The Stanford University School of Medicine hope to address this need by creating a central resource. "The Stanford/Baylor effort...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.