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2012-08-24 00:38:02

The discovery of a 'switch' that modifies a gene known to be essential for normal heart development could explain variations in the severity of birth defects in children with DiGeorge syndrome.

2012-05-02 15:09:41

In the United States, a baby is born with a facial cleft every hour, of every day of the year! Such birth defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults.

2010-05-14 09:08:50

Research sheds light on early embryogenesis, genetic disease.

2010-05-13 13:25:15

Research sheds light on prenatal heart formation, chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome.

2010-05-13 08:46:00

--Research Sheds Light on Prenatal Heart Formation, Chromosome 22q.11 Deletion Syndrome-- PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studying the common genetic disorder chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified key proteins that act together to regulate early embryonic development.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.