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Researchers link gene to cannabis abuse
New research from the national psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. (2019-06-18)
Researchers call for personalized approach to aging brain health
University of Arizona psychologist Lee Ryan and her collaborators have proposed a precision aging model designed to help researchers better understand and treat age-related cognitive decline on an individual level. (2019-06-17)
Study reveals new genomic roots of ecological adaptation in polar bear evolution
Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Vanderbilt University and Clark University have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's ecological adaption by pinpointing rapid changes in the bear's gene copy numbers in response to a diet shifting from vegetation to meat. (2019-06-17)
Genetic study of the causes of excess liver iron may lead to better treatment
Researchers have shown that genes regulating iron metabolism in the body are responsible for excess liver iron. (2019-06-16)
Genes for Good project harnesses Facebook to reach larger, more diverse groups of people
In 2015, a group of researchers hypothesized that our collective love of Facebook surveys could be harnessed for serious genetic studies. (2019-06-13)
People using third-party apps to analyze personal genetic data
The burgeoning field of personal genetics appeals to people who want to learn more about themselves, their family and their propensity for diseases. (2019-06-13)
Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease
In the first Mendelian randomization study to look at this, researchers have found evidence that excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases (rather than just being associated with it). (2019-06-13)
Genetics play strong role in determining age of menopause and overall longevity
If you're wondering why you entered menopause earlier or later than other women, blame your mother. (2019-06-12)
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism
Using the genome-editing system CRISPR, researchers at MIT and in China have engineered macaque monkeys to express a gene mutation linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in humans. (2019-06-12)
Scientists develop a primate model for autism by genome-editing
A China-US joint research team reported the generation of germline-transmittable cynomolgus macaques with Shank3 mutations, known to cause a form of autism. (2019-06-12)
Genetics influence how protective childhood vaccines are for individual infants
A genome-wide search in thousands of children in the UK and Netherlands has revealed genetic variants associated with differing levels of protective antibodies produced after routine childhood immunizations. (2019-06-11)
Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
This is the first real effort to have a genome wide search for genes predisposing to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (2019-06-11)
Why Noah's ark won't work
Many species will need large population sizes to survive climate change and ocean acidification, a new study finds. (2019-06-11)
DNA base editing induces substantial off-target RNA mutations
Researchers from Dr. YANG Hui's Lab at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and collaborators from the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology of CAS and Sichuan University demonstrated that DNA base editors generated tens of thousands of off-target RNA single nucleotide variants (SNVs) and these off-target SNVs could be eliminated by introducing point mutations to the deaminases. (2019-06-10)
Decoding Beethoven's music style using data science
What makes Beethoven sound like Beethoven? EPFL researchers have completed a first analysis of Beethoven's writing style, applying statistical techniques to unlock recurring patterns. (2019-06-06)
Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis
An international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia has made a scientific advance they hope will lead to the development of preventative treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS). (2019-06-06)
Northeastern deer more susceptible to wasting disease than those to the west
Some deer are more susceptible to chronic wasting disease that is spreading through herds of white-tailed deer across much of the United States, according to Penn State researchers, who have identified a panel of genetic markers that reliably predict which animals are most vulnerable to the contagious neurological disorder. (2019-06-06)
Brussels scientists developed an AI method to improve rare disease diagnosis
A team of Belgian researchers, led by the ULB-VUB's 'Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics' (or IBĀ²) in Brussels, has developed an AI method to identify potential genetic causes of rare diseases, based on computer analysis. (2019-06-05)
Individuals who attempt suicide carry an increased genetic liability for depression, regardless of their psychiatric disorder
Study provides new information on the genetic basis of suicide attempt. (2019-06-05)
Lithium boosts muscle strength in mice with rare muscular dystrophy
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that lithium improves muscle size and strength in mice with a rare form of muscular dystrophy that causes weakness in the shoulders and hips. (2019-06-03)
Trap-and-release accelerates study of swimming ciliated cells
J. Mark Meacham and Minji Kim in his lab studied cilia in an acoustic trap that allows them to analyze hundreds of cells in minutes. (2019-06-03)
DNA tests for patients move closer with genome analysis advance
Diseases caused by genetic changes could be detected more readily thanks to an advance in DNA analysis software developed by experts at the University of Edinburgh and the European Bioinformatics Institute at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. (2019-05-30)
Combination of three gene mutations results in deadly human heart disease
The Human Genome project allowed scientists to identify some rare cases of disease caused by severe mutations of a single gene, but scientists believe that more common forms of disease may be the result of a combination of more subtle genetic mutations that act together. (2019-05-30)
Recovery twice as hard for survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
The cardiorespiratory fitness of survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia is 22% worse than that general Canadian population,and genetics might play a role, an UdeM researcher finds. (2019-05-29)
Intelligent algorithms for genome research
In order to find out which genes are responsible for diseases such as cancer or diabetes, scientists nowadays frequently resort to using machine-learning models. (2019-05-29)
Genomics of Isle Royale wolves reveal impacts of inbreeding
A new paper explores the genetic signatures of a pair of wolves isolated on Isle Royale, a remote national park in Lake Superior. (2019-05-29)
Surprisingly, inbred isle royale wolves dwindle because of fewer harmful genes
The tiny, isolated gray wolf population on Isle Royale has withered to near-extinction, but not because each animal carries a large number of harmful genes, according to a new genetic analysis. (2019-05-29)
GWAS identifies new risk loci for harmful alcohol use
A genome-wide association study has identified five new genetic risk loci that can pass on risk for harmful alcohol use from parents to children, and confirmed one previously identified risk locus. (2019-05-28)
High LDL linked to early-onset Alzheimer's
Researchers with the Atlanta VA and Emory University found a link between high LDL cholesterol and early-onset Alzheimer's disease. (2019-05-28)
Iconic Australian working dog may not be part dingo after all
Researchers at the University of Sydney have found no genetic evidence that the iconic Australian kelpie shares canine ancestry with a dingo, despite Australian bush myth. (2019-05-27)
Infection biology: Signs of selection in the stomach
Helicobacter pylori, a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. (2019-05-24)
If you could learn every disease your child could possibly develop in life, would you?
Adding genomic sequencing results to traditional newborn screening means a baby could potentially test positive for numerous conditions that might not develop within their lifetime. (2019-05-24)
New approaches to study the genetics of autism spectrum disorder may lead to new therapies
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is highly variable disorder, both in its presentation and in its genetics -- hundreds of risk genes have been identified. (2019-05-24)
Interplay between mitochondria and nucleus may have implications for new treatment
Mitochondria, the 'batteries' that produce our energy, interact with the cell's nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to research published today in the journal Science. (2019-05-23)
A new genetic tool to modify and understand gene function
CNIC scientists have developed a new genetic tool that significantly facilitates the study of gene function in physiological conditions and disease. (2019-05-22)
Massive sequencing study links rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes
An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes. (2019-05-22)
Defects in cellular antennae can cause a common heart condition
Katelynn Toomer and colleagues have discovered that defects in tiny, hair-like cellular structures can lead to mitral valve prolapse (MVP), a common heart disorder that affects up to one in 40 people worldwide. (2019-05-22)
Using fruit flies to identify new treatment for a colorectal cancer patient
Erdem Bangi and colleagues demonstrate a new approach to developing personalized therapy for a patient with treatment-resistant colorectal cancer: using a fruit fly genetically modified with a patient's own cancer mutations to test candidate treatments. (2019-05-22)
Defects in heart valve cilia during fetal development cause mitral valve prolapse
Genetic mutations in heart valve cells of the developing fetus lead to mitral valve prolapse, report a global collaborative of researchers, including Medical University of South Carolina investigators, in today's Science Translational Medicine. (2019-05-22)
Leaving school earlier could increase the risk of heart disease
Although it has been known for a long time, that education, and socioeconomic position affect health, particularly in later life, there was limited knowledge as to why. (2019-05-22)
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