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Latest Mitochondrial genetics Stories

2011-05-31 13:03:21

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) can give women at risk of passing on a mitochondrial DNA disorder to their offspring a good chance of being able to give birth to an unaffected child.

2011-05-13 15:06:10

Around one in 20 men is infertile, but despite the best efforts of scientists, in many cases the underlying causes of infertility have remained a mystery.

2011-04-06 07:51:20

A specific genetic defect in one Chinese family shows that high blood pressure was inherited from the mother.

2011-04-01 01:14:41

A specific genetic defect in one Chinese family shows that high blood pressure was inherited from the female parent, researchers report in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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2011-03-11 14:35:29

A fertility treatment designed to prevent some incurable inherited diseases, opens the possibility that children could be conceived from three biological parents.

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2011-03-10 06:05:00

Scientists have analyzed the genomes of humans and closely related primates and discovered over 500 regulatory regions that chimpanzees and mammals have that humans do not.

2011-02-14 16:27:34

For the last several years, neurologists have been probing a connection between Parkinson's disease and problems with mitochondria, the miniature power plants of the cell.

2011-01-20 22:06:25

A curious contagious cancer, found in dogs, wolves and coyotes, can repair its own genetic mutations by adopting genes from its host animal, according to a new study in the journal Science.

2011-01-06 16:57:04

Medical researchers who crave a means of exploring the genetic culprits behind a host of neuromuscular disorders may have just had their wish granted by a team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where scientists have performed surgery on single cells to extract and examine their mitochondria.

2010-12-19 00:28:44

MEDomics is seeing acceptance of its clinical tests for mitochondrial disease among the mitochondrial disease community. Azusa, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2010 MEDomics provides NextGen sequence-based DNA diagnostic testing to enable personalized medicine in the genomics era and is transforming diagnostic testing for mitochondrial diseases.


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