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Latest Single-nucleotide polymorphism Stories

2013-08-26 11:55:31

Concealed within the vastness of the human genome, (comprised of some 3 billion base pairs), mutations are commonplace.

2013-06-18 19:30:27

Similar genetic variations occur in both overweight newborns and obese adults.

2013-06-11 21:08:00

Individuals of a particular species generally differ from one another.

Scientists Hope To Improve Genome-wide Association Studies With Two New Methods
2013-04-26 11:25:54

As scientists probe and parse the genetic bases of what makes a human a human (or one human different from another), and vigorously push for greater use of whole genome sequencing, they find themselves increasingly threatened by the unthinkable: Too much data to make full sense of.

2013-03-18 11:08:57

A genetic score based on PCa risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is an independent predictor of prostate biopsy outcomes, suggest the results of a new study conducted by a group from the Department of Urology Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

2013-02-07 15:01:03

Recently, large studies have identified some of the genetic basis for important common diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but most of the genetic contribution to them remains undiscovered.

2012-11-07 11:49:14

Scientists have adopted a novel laboratory approach for determining the effect of genetic variation on the efficiency of the biological process that translates a gene's DNA sequence into a protein, such as hemoglobin.

Genome Breakthrough Surpasses All DNA Barriers
2012-10-31 16:20:43

A multinational team of scientists reports that they have successfully sequenced 1,092 human genomes from individuals across the globe.

2012-10-01 16:29:51

Vibration-induced white finger disease (VWF) is caused by continued use of vibrating hand held machinery (high frequency vibration >50 Hz), and affects tens of thousands of people.

2012-09-12 13:15:45

In a recent study, investigators at Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH) identified a gene linking age-related cataracts and Alzheimer's disease.


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