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Genetic Variant Linked To Freckling, Sun Sensitivity Discovered
2013-11-22 08:16:48

Researchers studying Icelanders discovered an intricate pathway involving the interspersed DNA sequence, or non-coding region, of a gene that is among a few dozen that are associated with human pigmentation traits.

2013-11-21 13:07:01

A genetic defect that profoundly affects speech in humans also disrupts the ability of songbirds to sing effective courtship tunes.

2013-11-13 13:27:31

A class of drugs used to treat parasitic infections such as malaria may also be useful in treating cancers and immune-related diseases.

2013-10-30 15:38:23

A new study by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists reveals a mechanism through which the expression of genes is controlled -- a finding that highlights genetic mutations that can impair the timing of gene expression.

Mechanism Through Which The Expression Of Genes Is Controlled Revealed
2013-10-30 08:58:05

A new study by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists reveals a mechanism through which the expression of genes is controlled – a finding that highlights genetic mutations that can impair the timing of gene expression.

Gene Enhancers Play Major Role In Making Our Faces Unique
2013-10-25 07:52:51

What makes facial morphology so distinct? Genetics obviously plays a major role, as is evident in the similarities between parents and children. But scientists are now studying how DNA fine-tunes genetics so that siblings, especially identical twins, resemble one another yet look different from unrelated individuals.

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.

2013-09-30 14:04:37

What keeps leukemia cells alive almost forever, able to continue dividing endlessly and aggressively?


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