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More DNA & Extra Copies of Disease Gene in Alzheimer’s Brain Cells
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found diverse genomic changes in single neurons from the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, pointing to an unexpected factor that may underpin the most common form of the disease.
Epigenetic Study Highlights Drug Targets for Allergies and Asthma
Scientists have discovered over 30 new genes that predispose people to allergies and asthma, some of which could be targets for new drugs.
Partek Milestone: Cited in Over 3,000 Peer-reviewed Articles
Topics include differential gene expression, gene-annotation enrichment analysis, and copy number analysis studies.
Acetate Supplements Shown to Speed Up Cancer Growth
A major compound produced in the gut by host bacteria.
Bacterial Defense Mechanism Targets Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Gene therapy approach could treat 60 percent of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients.
Researchers Map Epigenome of More Than 100 Tissue and Cell Types
Researchers provide new insight into which parts of the genome are used to make a particular type of cell.
Epigenomics of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression
Study of epigenomic modifications reveals immune basis of Alzheimer's disease.
Link Between Powerful Gene Regulatory Elements and Autoimmune Diseases Revealed
Findings point to potential drug targets.
Single-Cell, 42-plexed Protein Analysis Achieved with a New Microchip Technology
A novel microdevice capable of detecting 42 unique immune effector proteins has been developed.
Protein Clue To Sudden Cardiac Death
A protein has been shown to have a surprising role in regulating the 'glue' that holds heart cells together, a finding that may explain how a gene defect could cause sudden cardiac death.
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Non-Coding RNAs and Genomic Imprinting: Insights From the Gnas Cluster
Professor Jo Peters, University of Oxford, speaking at Epigenetics 2011.
Date Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012
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