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2012-09-14 15:24:41

People who bear the genetic mutation for Huntington's disease learn faster than healthy people.

2012-09-10 14:45:32

An international team of scientists have shown at an unprecedented level of detail how cells prioritize the repair of genes containing potentially dangerous damage.

2012-09-07 09:51:49

Researchers from the Guy Rouleau Laboratory affiliated with the CHUM Research Centre and the CHU–Sainte-Justine Research Centre have discovered the genetic cause of a rare disease reported only in patients originating from Newfoundland: hereditary spastic ataxia (HSA).

Autism Risk Increased For Kids Of Older Dads
2012-08-23 10:20:18

Researchers from deCODE Genetics, an Icelandic firm, recently discovered that a father’s age is connected to an increased risk of autism and schizophrenia.

2012-08-20 15:38:10

In a discovery that defies the popular meaning of the word "wire," scientists have found that Mother Nature uses DNA as a wire to detect the constantly occurring genetic damage and mistakes that ― if left unrepaired ― can result in diseases like cancer and underpin the physical and mental decline of aging.

Your DNA Has A GPS
2012-08-16 16:02:07

TAU research says genetics can reveal your geographic ancestral origin

Fukushima Radiation Has Affected Butterflies
2012-08-14 08:42:34

Exposure to radioactive material released into the environment has caused mutations in butterflies found in Japan, according to a new study out of the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa.

2012-08-13 11:12:47

From protozoans to mammals, evolution has created more and more complex structures and better-adapted organisms.

2012-07-30 13:45:09

A five-country international team, led by Casey Eye Institute Molecular Diagnostic laboratory, BGI and Zhejiang University School of Medicine First Affiliated Hospital identified the NMNAT1 mutations as a cause of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), one of the most common causes of inherited blindness in children.

2012-07-30 12:53:15

Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division and their collaborators have isolated an elusive human gene that causes a common form of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a relatively rare but devastating form of early-onset blindness.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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