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2010-04-08 08:51:56

A University of British Columbia doctoral candidate has discovered a previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic material that can lead to fatal mutations in a cell's DNA.

2010-02-23 11:09:24

Scientists from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research have published a paper, online Feb. 22 in Nature Cell Biology, describing gene expression in a prostate cancer cell: more sweeping, more targeted and more complex than we could ever have imagined, even five years ago.

2010-02-21 11:12:08

More than three million children have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies since the birth of the first "test tube baby" in 1978. While the majority of these children are healthy and normal, as a group they are at greater risk of certain kinds of birth defects and being low birth weight, which is associated with obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes later in life.

2010-02-13 08:29:32

Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London, have identified numerous novel regions of the genome where the chemical modifications involved in controlling gene expression are influenced by either genetic variation or the parental origin of that particular stretch of DNA.

2010-02-10 08:58:28

Gastric cancer, one of the most common types of cancer, is associated with high mortality rates.

2010-02-04 12:02:48

Billions of data points provide big picture of 'human epigenome' during critical developmental window.

2010-02-03 22:26:38

Billions of data points provide big picture of 'human epigenome' during critical developmental window.

2010-02-03 16:48:09

Increasing numbers of research studies clearly demonstrate that genetics alone cannot explain the diversity of living organisms, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN).

2010-01-25 13:24:53

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have determined how the TGFβ-Smad signaling pathway, which is over activated in late-stage cancers, is responsible for the "epigenetic memory" that maintains unique patterns of regulatory DNA hypermethylation causing silencing of critical genes that facilitate breast cancer progression.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.