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New Autism-Causing Genetic Variant Identified
Novel approach expected to be useful for other diseases too.
Genetics Help Predict Heart Disease Risk, Statin Benefits
Researchers found that a set of genetic variants could identify people at risk for coronary heart disease and who would benefit most from statin therapy.
Kidney Cancer Detected Early With Urine Test
Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed a noninvasive method to screen for kidney cancer by measuring the presence of proteins in the urine.
New Gene Influences Apple or Pear Shape, Risk of Future Disease
Duke researchers have discovered that a gene called Plexin D1 controls both where fat is stored and how fat cells are shaped.
Molecule Controls Stem Cell Plasticity By Boosting Gene Expression
Sox9 appears to lead the activation of super-enhancers that boost genes associated with stem cell plasticity.
The First Fine-Scale Genetic Map Of The British Isles
Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British Isles.
Gene Discovery Provides Clues To How TB May Evade The Immune System
The largest genetic study of TB susceptibility to date has led to a potentially important new insight into how the pathogen manages to evade the immune system.
Honey, I Shrunk The Ants: How Environment Controls Size
Ground breaking epigenetics research has implications for everything from cancer to farming.
Blood-Based Genetic Biomarkers Identify Young Boys with Autism
Proof-of-principle method suggests much-earlier diagnoses could be done with clinic test.
Genetically Speaking, Mammals Are More Like Their Fathers
A first of its kind study shows that who we inherit genetic variants from – our mother or father – is crucial for the development of diseases and for research studies aimed at finding causes and potential treatments.
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Epigenetic Variation as a Driver of Breast Cancer Risk
James Flanagan, Imperial College London, speaking at Genomics Research Europe 2013.
Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014
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