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Latest Peter S. White Stories

2012-01-17 14:39:00

--The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Will Create Long-Term Clinical Data Resource for Medical Researchers -- PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Within the first days of life, screening tests are performed on all newborns born in the U.S. to identify rare and often life-threatening medical conditions that are not apparent at birth. These newborn screening programs have been operating for decades, permitting doctors to intervene early and improve outcomes in...

2011-03-01 14:07:39

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study shows extensive complexity of autism genetics New research on the genomics of autism confirms that the genetic roots of the disorder are highly complicated, but that common biological themes underlie this complexity. In the current study, researchers have implicated several new candidate genes and genomic variants as contributors to autism, and conclude that many more remain to be discovered. While the gene alterations are individually very rare, they...

2009-07-15 13:40:00

Benchmarking copy number variations in healthy people will assist with diagnosis and studies of gene disordersGenetics researchers have unveiled a powerful new resource for scientists and health providers studying human illnesses--a reference standard of deletions and duplications of DNA found in the human genome. Drawn from over 2,000 healthy persons, the study provides one of the deepest and broadest sets of copy number variations (CNVs) available to date, along with a new research tool for...

2009-06-23 10:50:00

-- Missing DNA Segments May Suggest Future Drug Targets -- PHILADELPHIA, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric researchers have identified hundreds of gene variations that occur more frequently in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in children without ADHD. Many of those genes were already known to be important for learning, behavior, brain function and neurodevelopment, but had not been previously associated with ADHD. "Because the gene alterations we...

2009-06-23 11:50:17

Pediatric researchers have identified hundreds of gene variations that occur more frequently in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in children without ADHD. Many of those genes were already known to be important for learning, behavior, brain function and neurodevelopment, but had not been previously associated with ADHD."Because the gene alterations we found are involved in the development of the nervous system, they may eventually guide researchers to better...