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2013-11-14 12:16:16

University of Adelaide researchers have taken a step forward in unraveling the causes of a commonly inherited intellectual disability, finding that a genetic mutation leads to a reduction in certain proteins in the brain.

2013-11-14 11:26:27

Johns Hopkins researchers report that the deletion of any single gene in yeast cells puts pressure on the organism’s genome to compensate, leading to a mutation in another gene.

Secret Of Short Stems
2013-11-12 14:21:25

Arabidopsis plants that only reach half their normal height have a mutation in the biosynthesis of the plant growth factor gibberellin

Bitter Taste Gene May Have Been Beneficial To Human Evolution
2013-11-12 13:31:37

A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found a genetic mutation making certain people more sensitive to the taste of a bitter compound could have been beneficial for certain human populations in Africa, resulting in the mutation being passed on from generation to generation.

2013-10-18 13:25:21

Every case of cancer originates from changes in a person's genetic material (mutations).

2013-10-17 11:45:51

People who carry a genetic mutation associated with Alzheimer's disease may develop the disease three years earlier than expected.

Rare Gene Mutation Identified That Sheds Light On Protein's Role In Brain Development
2013-10-16 16:43:32

Though worlds apart, four unrelated families have been united in a medical mystery over the source of a rare inherited disorder that results in their children being born with abnormal brain growth and severe functional impairments.

2013-10-14 11:18:08

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new way to parse and understand how special proteins called "master regulators" read the genome, and consequently turn genes on and off.

Genetic Variation Fuels Testicular Cancer
2013-10-11 04:33:32

Using a genomic analysis, a team of international researchers has identified a specific mutation responsible for a dramatic increase in the risk for testicular cancer.


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palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
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