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2014-06-03 12:27:34

Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime.

blond hair genetics
2014-06-02 05:07:21

A subtle alternation in DNA involving one single-letter change in the genetic code is enough to generate blond hair in men and women.

2014-05-30 12:25:51

SALT LAKE CITY, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed

2014-05-30 10:18:09

Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a powerful tool called pVAAST that combines linkage analysis with case control association to help researchers and clinicians identify disease-causing mutations in families faster and more precisely than ever before.

2014-05-27 23:06:48

Findings to Enhance System That Is Transforming Genetic Research Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School

Genetic Legacy Of A Rare Brain Disorder Traced Back To The Ottoman Empire
2014-04-25 05:17:10

Scientists have detected a previously unknown neurodegenerative disorder stemming from a single mutation in one lone individual who lived approximately 16 generations ago during the days of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey.

Rainbow Trout Genome Sequenced By International Team Of Researchers
2014-04-22 14:58:22

Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid whose relatively recent genetic history opens a window into how vertebrates evolve.

2014-04-18 11:32:58

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of "R-loops," which they believe may be associated with the disorder's neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline.

2014-04-14 14:24:06

Researchers have found a major piece of genetic evidence that confirms the role of a group of virus-fighting genes in cancer development.

2014-04-04 12:23:54

Today we know that women carrying BCRA1 and BCRA2 gene mutations have a 43% to 88% risk of developing from breast cancer before the age of 70.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.