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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.

2014-04-01 13:16:37

Ribosomes are essential for life, generating all of the proteins required for cells to grow.

2014-02-07 13:01:17

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters.

2014-01-27 15:13:00

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have identified how a mutated protein can lead to holes in a protein sitting in a cell's membrane.

2014-01-27 13:30:39

A simple adjustment to a powerful gene-editing tool may be able to improve its specificity.

2014-01-13 10:21:10

New research, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researcher Chunyu Wang, has solved one mystery in the development of Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD), a genetic variant of the disease that affects a small fraction of the Alzheimer’s population.


Word of the Day
onomatope
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.
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