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Fetal Genome Mapped Through Maternal-Paternal DNA
2012-06-07 10:34:23

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a fetus after taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18 weeks pregnant, and a swab of saliva from the father -- a move that could play a significant role in the screening of rare disorders before the child is even born. The research, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, is not the first study to have shown a fetal genome can be glimpsed with a sample of the mother´s blood, but does offer a more accurate...

2011-09-27 11:35:01

First comprehensive assessment of DNA errors that drive advanced prostate cancer A team of researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington has conducted the first comprehensive assessment of every gene in the genome of advanced, lethal prostate cancer. Until now, the genetic composition of such tumors had been poorly defined. In the process, they have discovered a number of potential key drivers — recurrent genetic mistakes — common to...

2011-05-16 19:43:00

Researchers sequenced the protein-coding sections of the genomes of affected children and their parents to find mutations Scientists at the University of Washington (UW) Department of Genome Sciences have identified several sporadic or "de novo" genetic mutations in children with autism spectrum disorder. The researchers applied leading edge molecular biology techniques and massively parallel sequencing to simultaneously examine all of the protein coding portions of the genome, collectively...

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2009-11-20 08:11:09

Results show exome-sequencing might help identify genetic cause of thousands of disorders For the first time, scientists have successfully used a method called exome sequencing to quickly discover a previously unknown gene responsible for a mendelian disorder. Mendelian disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease, are the result of one or more mutations in a single gene, typically a gene that makes a protein. All of the regions that code for proteins taken together are called...


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