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2012-03-26 12:18:53

Human geneticists have long debated whether the genetic risk of the most common medical conditions derive from many rare mutations, each conferring a high degree of risk in different people, or common differences throughout the genome that modestly influence risk.

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2012-03-13 08:12:43

Columbia researchers have conducted a study that suggests cells inside intestines could be employed to make insulin for patients with type I diabetes.

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2012-03-13 07:56:05

A recent study posted in Nature Genetics explains that researchers have found that Chlamydia has been evolving differently than previously thought. The researchers used whole genome sequencing to find these results.

2012-03-12 10:00:48

A study by Columbia researchers suggests that cells in the patient's intestine could be coaxed into making insulin, circumventing the need for a stem cell transplant.

2012-03-12 09:57:18

In a study released today in Nature Genetics, researchers have found that Chlamydia has evolved more actively than was previously thought.

2012-02-06 10:37:38

A genetic variant that increases the risk of a common type of stroke has been identified by scientists in a study published online in Nature Genetics today.

2012-01-30 12:38:17

Researchers in Lille and Paris demonstrated that mutations in the melatonin receptor gene (melatonin or the "hormone of darkness" induces sleep) lead to an almost sevenfold increase in the risk of developing diabetes.

2012-01-30 08:24:04

Researchers studying a rare, lethal childhood tumor of the brainstem discovered that nearly 80 percent of the tumors have mutations in genes not previously tied to cancer.

2012-01-30 08:12:12

Genetics has provided surprising insights into why vaccines used in both the UK and US to combat serious childhood infections can eventually fail.

2012-01-30 08:07:57

A study published in Nature Genetics today has found new evidence for a link between the body clock hormone melatonin and type 2 diabetes.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.