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Latest Mutation Stories

2012-06-08 09:44:49

In exploring the genetics of mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cell – researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have stumbled upon a finding that challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development.

2012-05-29 12:38:58

A rare disease which often first presents in newborn babies has been traced to a novel genetic defect, scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have found.

2012-05-28 19:14:33

A gene previously linked to too much growth in patients has now also been linked to growth restriction.

2012-05-23 18:57:57

Malformed desmin proteins aggregate with intact proteins of the same kind, thereby triggering skeletal and cardiac muscle diseases, the desminopathies.

2012-05-19 00:12:17

A large survey of human genetic variation, published today in the online version of the journal Science, shows that rare genetic variants are not so rare after all and offers insights into human diseases.

2012-05-16 23:33:22

What can a fish tell us about human brain development?

2012-05-16 22:52:06

In a study published today in Nature, researchers describe nine new genes that drive the development of breast cancer.

2012-05-07 20:30:41

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have amassed strong experimental evidence implying that commonly occurring large chromosomal deletions that are seen in many cancer types contain areas harboring multiple functionally linked genes whose loss, they posit, confers a survival advantage on growing tumors.

2012-05-03 15:53:42

A research group from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center led by Prof. Ohad Birk has discovered genetic mutations that lead to intestinal blockages in newborns from two Bedouin tribes in Israel.

2012-05-02 09:58:03

Vision and hearing are so crucial to our daily lives that any impairments usually become obvious to an affected person.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.