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genetic disorders
2014-12-29 09:35:25

For the first time, a nationwide project designed to use genetics to diagnose rare diseases will allow recent massive advances in genomics to translate into patient care in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

Spirometra erinaceieuropaei
2014-11-23 05:33:28

A 50 year old UK man who began to experience distressing symptoms including seizures, headaches, strange smells and memory impairment had his doctors baffled. It took the medical team four years to find and analyze the real cause.

2014-11-17 08:27:04

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, November 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct linking between exome data in DECIPHER and European Journal of

2014-10-14 08:32:13

Irys System to be employed in research to improve the quality of the human reference genome SAN DIEGO and ST. LOUIS, Oct.

dna single-cell technique
2014-07-22 03:30:21

Researchers develop new, powerful single-cell technique to study environmental effects on DNA.

2014-05-12 13:49:54

In the most comprehensive exploration of the association between genetic variation and human metabolism, researchers have provided unprecedented insights into how genetic variants influence complex disease and drug response through metabolic pathways.

2014-04-14 14:24:06

Researchers have found a major piece of genetic evidence that confirms the role of a group of virus-fighting genes in cancer development.

2014-03-16 16:20:46

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kymab, a monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company founded on research from the Wellcome Trust

2014-02-24 07:54:55

Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a long-standing mystery in parasite biology with important implications for human health.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.