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Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer
Genetic testing can identify men at six-fold increased risk of prostate cancer.
Zebrafish Genes Linked To Human Respiratory Diseases
Genes have been discovered which may be synonymous with the genes for developing hair-like structures in the human airway.
Ancient Vertebrate Uses Familiar Tools
Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless versus jawed vertebrates.
Study Aims to Develop Breath Test for COPD
A new clinical iniative, lead by NYU Langone Medical Center, aims to determine a breath test’s effectiveness to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in human breath that are biomarkers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Clinical Utility of Myriad myPath(TM) Melanoma Test Demonstrated
Test reduced indeterminate cases by 76 percent and changed treatment in 35 percent of cases.
In Directing Stem Cells, Context Matters
The surface cells are grown on has a profound effect on differentiation.
New Gene Mutations for Wilms Tumor
UT Southwestern researchers identified the mutated genes by sequencing the DNA of 44 tumors.
‘Switching off’ Autoimmune Diseases
Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue.
Repressing the Repressors May Drive Tissue-Specific Cancers
Stowers scientists establish Drosophila and mammalian models to study mutations found in pediatric brain tumors.
Scientists Looking Across Human, Fly and Worm Genomes Find Shared Biology
Studies reveal powerful commonalities in biological activity and regulation among species.
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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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