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Who should genetic information belong to?
Should the results of genetic tests be considered personal, or should health professionals be able to use them in providing health care to the whole family, ask researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-07-15)
New statistical method reveals surprises about our ancestry
A statistical approach to studying genetic variation promises to shed new light on the history of human migration. (2008-05-22)
Human Genome Researchers Receive Biotech Award
David Botstein and Ronald Davis, both of Stanford University, and Eric Lander, of Whitehead Institute/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Genome Research, have been awarded the 1998 Chiron Corporation Biotechnology Research Award. (1998-04-16)
OSU genetics expert wins award for lifetime achievement
Dr. Albert de la Chapelle, an Ohio State University scientist who has spent 40 years studying the labyrinthine complexity of human genetics, has won the 2002 William Allan Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American Society of Human Genetics. (2002-10-16)
Scientists define important gene interaction that drives aggressive brain cancer
Targeted therapies are a growing and groundbreaking field in cancer care in which drugs or other substances are designed to interfere with genes or molecules that control the growth and survival of cancer cells. (2014-12-11)
2010 Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce the 2010 Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting, July 27-August 1, 2010, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. (2010-03-04)
UT Southwestern faculty members receive American Heart Association's Distinguished Scientist honor
Three scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are to receive the American Heart Association's newly created Distinguished Scientist title, the highest designation of membership given by the organization. (2003-09-26)
More than 200 genes identified for Crohn's Disease
More than two hundred gene locations have now been identified for the chronic bowel condition Crohn's Disease, in a study that analysed the entire human genome. (2012-12-13)
With fungi on their side, rice plants grow to be big
By tinkering with a type of fungus that lives in association with plant roots, researchers have found a way to increase the growth of rice by an impressive margin. (2010-06-10)
Bridging the gap between genomics and education
Today the Nowgen Schools Genomics Programme website launches with a range of free, multimedia resources created with leading researchers in order to update the study of modern genetics in schools and colleges. (2012-11-01)
Iowa State professor's genome research published in the latest issue of Science
An Iowa State University professor is part of team that is published in Science for sequencing and annotating the genome of the green algae chlamydomonas. (2007-10-11)
International collaboration finds 11 new Alzheimer's genes to target for drug discovery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers played a key role in the largest international Alzheimer's disease genetics collaboration to date, which identified 11 new regions of the genome that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease, doubling the number of potential genetics-based therapeutic targets to investigate. (2013-10-27)
Unraveling the natural history of the lion using host and virus population genomics
The lion is one of the world's most charismatic carnivores. (2008-11-06)
6 Nobel Prize Winners at International Congress of Genetics
For the first time in 81 years the International Congress of Genetics takes place in Germany again. (2008-06-02)
Reflecting on the social implications of human genetics research -- past, present and future
In 1911, the influential geneticist Charles Davenport published (2008-04-07)
UCLA offers CASE Media fellowships on genetics, society and the individual
In conjunction with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), UCLA will host a fellowship program to inform journalists about leading experts' positions on the sweeping medical and societal changes brought by the genetics field to society and individuals. (2003-01-03)
Genetics may explain high-functioning senior athletes with hip abnormalities
Genetics may explain why some senior athletes are high functioning despite having one or both hip abnormalities typically associated with early onset osteoarthritis. (2014-03-11)
Chromosomal abnormalities play substantial role in autism
Genome-wide scans of families affected by autism spectrum disorder have revealed new evidence that previously unknown chromosomal abnormalities have a substantial role in the prevalent developmental disorder, according to... (2008-01-17)
Researchers reveal types of genes necessary for brain development
Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brandeis University have successfully completed a full-genome RNAi screen in neurons, showing what types of genes are necessary for brain development. (2008-07-07)
Genetics Society of America to host Model Organisms to Human Biology Meeting, June 12-15, 2010
The Genetics Society of America will host the GENETICS 2010: Model Organisms to Human Biology Meeting, on June 12-15, 2010, in Boston, Mass. (2010-05-18)
Removing race from human genetic research
When it comes to studying human genetic diversity, a group of scientists, including Drexel's Michael Yudell, feel that the race concept has no place in human genetics. (2016-02-04)
Clemson launches S.C. DNA Learning Center
Clemson University has teamed up with the nation's leading genetics learning center to help S.C. students and teachers understand the far-reaching impact genetics will have on the future. (2004-04-22)
New gene necessary for plant growth and development discovered
By taking a fresh approach to an old problem, University of California, San Diego biologists and colleagues at other institutions have found a new gene essential for plant growth, a discovery that could lead to the design of better herbicides and even novelty plants. (2003-10-10)
NCI Awards Hopkins $3.8 Million For Cancer Genetics Network
The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Hopkins Oncology Center, has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish an innovative cancer genetics network in the Mid-Atlantic region. (1998-08-03)
Harvard Medical School consortium receives grant to harness microbe genomes for environment/energy
Harvard Medical School, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Partners HealthCare, is the recipient of a Department of Energy $15 million, five-year grant that will be used to study three bacteria each with unique properties important to the environment and energy production. (2002-07-23)
ACMGF Lifetime Achievement Award presented to pre-eminent medical geneticist
Arno G. Motulsky, M.D., Sc.D., F.A.C.M.G., professor emeritus (active), Departments of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, and a pioneer in the field of medical genetics, was presented the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. (2009-03-30)
Immunotherapy approach to Alzheimer's studied in fly models
At Genetics Society of America's Drosophila Research Conference, scientists will report on results of using fly models to investigate passive immunotherapy to block amyloid-β42 peptides of amyloid plaques that damage the brain cells of patients with Alzheimer's. (2014-03-26)
Sunday driver gene headed the wrong way in inherited muscle diseases
Skeletal muscle cells with unevenly spaced nuclei, or nuclei in the wrong location, are telltale signs of inherited muscle diseases. (2014-03-26)
Study: While trust is inherited, distrust is not
Research has shown that how trusting a person is may depend, at least in part, on his or her genes. (2017-06-20)
Scientists find color vision system independent of motion detection
The vision system used to process color is separate from that used to detect motion, according to a new study by researchers at New York University's Center for Developmental Genetics and in the Department of Genetics and Neurobiology at Germany's University of Wuerzburg. (2008-03-19)
University of Toronto scientists map entire yeast genome
University of Toronto scientists have devised a tool to help understand and predict the state of a cell by successfully mapping all 70,000 nucleosomes in yeast. (2007-11-26)
Large collaborative effort provides first publicly available genetic data for Parkinson's research
Two online/articles published by the Lancet Neurology pave the way for future research into possible genetic associations in Parkinson's disease, as data from hundred of patients and healthy controls are, for the first time, made publicly available. (2006-09-29)
Genetic links to schizophrenia focus of international study
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Roel A. (2006-09-28)
Increased ovarian cancer risk not found in women with breast cancer family history
Women with a strong family history of breast cancer but who don't have breast cancer genetic mutations can now be reassured that they are not at increased risk for ovarian cancer. (2005-09-20)
Researchers identify gene that regulates tumors in neuroblastoma
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have identified a gene that may play a key role in regulating tumor progression in neuroblastoma, a form of cancer usually found in young children. (2009-06-01)
Study finds some people genetically predisposed to tuberculosis
In the August issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, a report presents evidence for a major genetic component to TB susceptibility. (2000-07-13)
VCU receives NIH grant to expand Alcohol Research Center
Virginia Commonwealth University has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism -- work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention. (2014-08-19)
Vanderbilt researchers, international team, uncover genes linked to multiple sclerosis
An international team of scientists, including investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Center for Human Genetics Research, has identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into the biology of an important and very debilitating neurological disease. (2011-08-10)
2002 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings
Cold Spring Harbor Meetings provide excellent opportunities for reporting on and keeping current with a broad range of new discoveries in the biological and biomedical sciences, from cancer genetics, the cell cycle, brain development, and aging to tissue engineering, genomics, mouse molecular genetics, and retrovirus research. (2002-02-01)
12 fly genomes published
The complete genomes of 12 related species of the fly Drosophila are published this week in the journal Nature. (2007-11-07)
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