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Researchers quantify Cas9-caused off-target mutagenesis in mice
Scientists are finding new ways to improve the use of the CRISPR enzyme Cas9 and reduce the chances of off-target mutations in laboratory mice, according to new results from a research collaboration. (2019-10-18)
Drug treats inflammation associated with genetic heart disease
When young athletes experiences sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it's usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited heart disease. (2019-10-17)
Industrial melanism linked to same gene in 3 moth species
The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible response to environmental change. (2019-10-17)
Modern Melanesians harbor beneficial DNA from archaic hominins
Modern Melanesians harbor beneficial genetic variants that they inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, according to a new study. (2019-10-17)
Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington's disease
A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington's disease has identified a potential strategy that may halt the disease and repair some of the damage it causes. (2019-10-16)
Gene mutation in the chloride channel triggers rare high blood pressure syndrome
When the adrenal gland produces too much aldosterone, this often leads to high blood pressure and kidney damage (hyperaldosteronism). (2019-10-15)
Researchers solve puzzle about link between genetic mutations, mating in fruit flies
More than a century ago, early geneticists showed that the inheritance of a single mutation by fruit flies can change the insect's body color and simultaneously disrupt its mating behavior. (2019-10-15)
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function
Recent research from the University of Eastern Finland revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (2019-10-15)
Resurrection of 50,000-year-old gene reveals how malaria jumped from gorillas to humans
For the first time, scientists have uncovered the likely series of events that led to the world's deadliest malaria parasite being able to jump from gorillas to humans. (2019-10-15)
Deciphering the early stages of Parkinson's disease is a matter of time
Researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA, identified for the first time the initial steps of alpha-synuclein protein aggregates related to early onsets of hereditary Parkinson cases. (2019-10-11)
New genetic link found for some forms of SIDS
Some forms of sudden infant death syndrome stem from a genetic mutation that keeps infants from processing lipids in milk, a new study has discovered. (2019-10-11)
Researchers identify new therapeutic target for pulmonary fibrosis
Researchers in Japan have identified a genetic mutation that causes a severe lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by killing the cells lining the lung's airways. (2019-10-10)
Genetics of nephropathia epidemica researched by Kazan Federal University
This particular inquiry pertains to CCR5 -- a gene which has lately been on the focuses of research worldwide. (2019-10-10)
Researchers discover how chlamydia takes up new DNA from host
A recent paper by a team of molecular biologists headquartered at the University of Kansas pinpointed a gene that allows chlamydia to take up DNA from its host environment. (2019-10-10)
New customized drug treatment bypasses a single child's unique mutation within a year of diagnosis
An unprecedented case at Boston Children's Hospital shows that it's possible to do something that's never been done before: identify a patient's unique mutation, design a customized drug to bypass it, manufacture and test the drug, and obtain permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin treating the patient -- all in less than one year. (2019-10-10)
Mutation of the co-chaperone Tsc1 in bladder cancer diminishes Hsp90 acetylation and reduces drug sensitivity and selectivity
The researchers have recently identified the tumor suppressor tuberous sclerosis complex 1 as a new co-chaperone of Hsp90 that affects Hsp90 binding to its inhibitors. (2019-10-10)
Powerful new genomics method can be used to reveal the causes of rare genetic diseases
The technique, which appears in the latest issue of Science, makes use of the fact that people inherit two copies or ''alleles'' of virtually every gene, one from the mother and one from the father. (2019-10-10)
Fruit flies help in the development of personalized medicine
It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain diseases. (2019-10-09)
Algorithm personalizes which cancer mutations are best targets for immunotherapy
As tumor cells multiply, they often spawn tens of thousands of genetic mutations. (2019-10-09)
New research uncovers how common genetic mutation drives cancer
A new, multicenter study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center determined how a single mutation in splicing factor 3b subunit 1 (SF3B1), the most frequently mutated splicing factor gene, drives the formation of many cancers. (2019-10-09)
Researchers discover a new cancer-driving mutation in 'dark matter' of the cancer genome
An Ontario-led research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the 'dark matter' of human cancer DNA. (2019-10-09)
'Dietary' vulnerability found in cancer cells with mutated spliceosomes
A research team from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center reports it has discovered a metabolic vulnerability in multiple types of cancer cells that bear a common genetic mutation affecting cellular machines called spliceosomes. (2019-10-03)
TAU and Ichilov researchers develop treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis
Researchers from Tel Aviv University and Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital) have developed an innovative drug treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a rare, inherited condition that affects adolescents and young adults and often leads to colorectal cancer. (2019-10-03)
Cause of rare but deadly neurological disease identified
A deadly neurological disease that primarily affects infant boys is caused by increased sensitivity to iron in the brain, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California-San Francisco and the University of Cambridge. (2019-10-03)
Genetics researchers find new neurodevelopmental syndrome
Researchers have identified a gene mutation that causes developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioral abnormalities and musculoskeletal problems in children. (2019-10-03)
Identifying a gene for canine night blindness
An international team of researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania's Keiko Miyadera has identified the gene mutation responsible for a form of night blindness in dogs. (2019-10-03)
CRISPRed fruit flies mimic monarch butterfly -- and could make you puke
Monarch butterflies and a few other insects evolved essentially the same genetic mutations allowing them to eat toxic milkweed without getting sick. (2019-10-02)
Understanding the genomic signature of coevolution
An international team of researchers including limnologists from the University of Konstanz shows that rapid genomic changes during antagonistic species interactions are shaped by the reciprocal effects of ecology and evolution. (2019-10-02)
Environmental toxins impair immune system over multiple generations
New research shows that maternal exposure to a common and ubiquitous form of industrial pollution can harm the immune system of offspring and that this injury is passed along to subsequent generations, weakening the body's defenses against infections such as the influenza virus. (2019-10-02)
Mutant cells team up to make an even deadlier blood cancer
Two very different mutations have been identified as unexpected partners in crime for causing the blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML). (2019-10-02)
Novel treatment combination for patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer
The triplet combination of the BRAF inhibitor, encorafenib, MEK inhibitor, binimetinib, and EGFR inhibitor, cetuximab, significantly improves overall survival and also increases objective response rates compared with standard of care in patients with BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer. (2019-09-30)
'Relaxed' enzymes may be at the root of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Treatments have been hard to pinpoint for a rare neurological disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, in part because so many variations of the condition exist. (2019-09-30)
Genetic markers linked to the start of symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro), Hospital ClĂ­nic and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) have identified a group of genetic variants related to the starting point of Parkinson's disease. (2019-09-27)
A comprehensive atlas of genetic regulation of lipid metabolism published
An international research team has identified several novel genetic variants associated with plasma levels of lipid species and cardiovascular disease risk in humans. (2019-09-26)
The FASEB Journal: PML as potential treatment for pancreatic cancer
A recent study in The FASEB Journal identifies a new mechanism of pancreatic tumors' resistance to chemotherapeutic treatment. (2019-09-26)
University of Alberta researchers developing new 'DNA stitch' to treat muscular dystrophy
A new therapeutic being tested by University of Alberta researchers is showing early promise as a more effective treatment that could help nearly half of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). (2019-09-25)
Unravelling the mystery of how one gene contributes to Parkinson's, Crohn's and leprosy
Researchers have struggled for years to understand how mutations in one gene, called LRRK2, can increase the risk of three very different diseases: Parkinson's (a brain disease), Crohn's (a gut disease) and leprosy (a peripheral nervous system disease). (2019-09-25)
Some high-cholesterol genes differ between countries
Some of the genes that predict the risk of high cholesterol don't apply to people from Uganda the same as they do in European populations, finds a new UCL-led study published in Nature Communications. (2019-09-24)
Study finds potential therapeutic target for prostate cancers with PTEN mutation
PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene mutated in about 20% of prostate cancers, relies on another gene, ARID4B, to function. (2019-09-24)
We are all mutants, more or less
Everyone is a mutant but some are prone to diverge more than others, report scientists at University of Utah Health. (2019-09-24)
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