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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)
Jumping genes can cause rare developmental disorders in children
The largest study of its kind into childhood developmental disorders has discovered that jumping genes cause genetic changes in some patients with undiagnosed neurodevelopmental diseases. (2019-10-11)
International group of researchers assert importance of diversity in genomics research
Broadening diversity among participants in human genomics research will maximize its potential to discover causes and possible treatments of diseases, requiring thoughtful study design and methodological considerations, write members of an international genomics consortium in the journal Cell. (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)
CRISPR-BEST prevents genome instability
Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability has developed CRISPR-BEST, a new genome editing tool for actinomycetes. (2019-10-09)
Large study reveals PTSD has strong genetic component like other psychiatric disorders
In the largest and most diverse genetic study of PTSD to date, scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine and more than 130 institutions in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium found that genetics accounts for 5 to 20% of the variability in PTSD risk following a traumatic event. (2019-10-08)
Genes play a role in dog breed differences in behavior
Border collies are highly trainable, greyhounds love to chase, and German shepherds make good guard dogs. (2019-10-08)
Genome-edited bull passes on hornless trait to calves
For the past two years, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been studying six offspring of a dairy bull, genome-edited to prevent it from growing horns. (2019-10-07)
Large genome-wide association study illuminates genetic risk factors for gout
Researchers, using a method called genome-wide association study, have illuminated the genetic underpinnings of high serum urate, the blood condition that brings on gout. (2019-10-07)
CNIC scientists discover a new mechanism for the transfer of maternal genetic material
CNIC researchers have identified a mechanism involved in the prevention of possible errors during the transfer of mitochondrial DNA from mothers to their offspring. (2019-10-03)
Discovered new regulation for infant growth
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have identified new genetic signals for the regulation of how infants grow. (2019-10-01)
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2019-10-01)
New AI Method May Boost Crohn's Disease Insight and Improve Treatment
Scientists have developed a computer method that may help improve understanding and treatment of Crohn's disease, which causes inflammation of the digestive tract. (2019-09-30)
Skin-cells-turned-to-heart-cells help unravel genetic underpinnings of cardiac function
A small genetic study, published September 30, 2019 in Nature Genetics, identified a protein linked to many genetic variants that affect heart function. (2019-09-30)
Researchers fail to replicate influential neuroimaging genetics study
Neuroscientists have failed to replicate the findings of an influential study linking genetics to cognition. (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 Clínic 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)
Technique can image individual proteins within synapses
Researchers at MIT and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have devised a new way to rapidly image synaptic proteins at high resolution. (2019-09-26)
How fungus-farming ants could help solve our antibiotic resistance problem
For the last 60 million years, fungus-growing ants have farmed fungi for food. (2019-09-26)
Predicting cancer versus autism risk in PTEN patients
In a new study published in American Journal of Human Genetics, a team of researchers led by Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of Cleveland Clinic's Genomic Medicine Institute, identified a metabolite that may predict whether individuals with PTEN mutations will develop cancer or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (2019-09-26)
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)
Genomic map implicates broad immune cell involvement in multiple sclerosis
In a study of 115,803 individuals, the authors have identified 233 sites or loci in the human genome that contribute to the onset of MS. (2019-09-26)
Study assesses asthma treatment options in African American children and adults
A new study of African Americans with poorly controlled asthma, found differences in patients' responses to commonly used treatments. (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)
Exploring the risk of ALL in children with Down syndrome
Researchers discovered new clues that provide a better understanding of why children with Down syndrome have an increased risk of leukemia. (2019-09-24)
Improved mapping of Swedish genes
People -- or more specifically just Swedes -- are more like chimpanzees than previously known. (2019-09-24)
Improved mapping of Swedish genes from 1,000 individuals
People -- or more specifically just Swedes -- are more like chimpanzees than previously known. (2019-09-24)
Gene regulators work together for oversized impact on schizophrenia risk
Researchers have discovered that gene expression regulators work together to raise an individual's risk of developing schizophrenia. (2019-09-23)
Scientists hone in on DNA differences behind immune diseases
Scientists are one step closer to discovering the causes of immune diseases such as asthma, multiple sclerosis and arthritis. (2019-09-23)
Scientists track frog-killing fungus to help curb its spread
With the help of advanced genetic testing and hundreds of frog skin swabs, an international team of researchers has created the most complete map to date of when and where different genetic variants of the frog-killing Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis have infected frog populations around the world. (2019-09-23)
Chromosomal changes implicated in disease linked to social and economic disadvantage
Chromosomal changes implicated in disease are linked to social and economic disadvantage, finds a study of 473 families, published online in the Journal of Medical Genetics. (2019-09-23)
Genetic variants with possible positive implications for lifestyle
A German and British research team lead by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has examined the interplay between genetics, cardiovascular disease and educational attainment in a major population study. (2019-09-19)
Wild African buffalo provide key insights into the genetics of TB resistance
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Oregon State University discovered areas in the African buffalo genome linked to risk for TB infection. (2019-09-19)
Descendants of early Europeans and Africans in US carry Native American genetic legacy
Many people in the US do not belong to Native American communities but still carry bits of Native American DNA, inherited from European and African ancestors who had children with indigenous individuals during colonization and settlement. (2019-09-19)
Study shows both natural variation in ACE concentrations and lowering blood pressure with ACE inhibitors are associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-19)
Genetically tailored instruction improves songbird learning
A new UC San Francisco study conducted in songbirds demonstrates that what at first appear to be genetic constraints on birds' song learning abilities could be largely eliminated by tailoring instruction to better match the birds' inborn predispositions. (2019-09-18)
Obesity linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with genetics and lifestyle also raising risk
Obesity is linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), with high genetic risk and unfavorable lifestyle also increasing risk but to a much lesser extent. (2019-09-15)
Nemours study finds genetic analysis can aid treatment of eosinophilic Esophagitis
Personalized medicine -- where the proper medicine and proper dose are used for the individual patient -- moved a step closer to reality for children suffering from eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an inflammation of the food pipe often caused by an allergic reaction to certain foods. (2019-09-12)
Emerging practice of precision medicine could one day improve care for many heart failure patients
Using precision medicine, healthcare providers may one day be able to identify who is most likely to develop heart failure and which medicines and other treatments are most effective for specific patient groups. (2019-09-12)
Raising a glass to grapes' surprising genetic diversity
Here's a discovery well worth toasting: A research team led by Professor Brandon Gaut with the University of California, Irvine and Professor Dario Cantu with the University of California, Davis has deciphered the genome of the Chardonnay grape. (2019-09-10)
Salk scientists develop technique to reveal epigenetic features of cells in the brain
Salk researchers combined two different analysis techniques into one method, to simultaneously analyze how chromosomes, along with their epigenetic features, are compacted inside of single human brain cells. (2019-09-09)
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