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Public Survey Backs Gene Engineering To Prevent Disease
Public Survey Backs Gene Engineering To Prevent Disease
News   Aug 17, 2018

A new survey interviewing over 2,500 U.S. adults has found a variation in support levels for genetic engineering - with only causes that directly have the potential to prevent disease findings majority support.

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Miscarriage Cause and Key Cellular Targets of Potential Drugs Uncovered
Miscarriage Cause and Key Cellular Targets of Potential Drugs Uncovered
News   Aug 17, 2018

Tragic miscarriages for a couple have led to a discovery with potentially broad implications for future disease treatments, according to a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Protein That Coordinates Expression of Hundreds of Genes is Altered in Autism
Protein That Coordinates Expression of Hundreds of Genes is Altered in Autism
News   Aug 17, 2018

Study indicates that a defect in CPEB4 could be the link between environmental factors that alter brain development and the genes that determine susceptibility to autism

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CRISPR Technique Skips Over Disease Genes
CRISPR Technique Skips Over Disease Genes
News   Aug 17, 2018

In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell’s internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. This gives researchers a way not only to eliminate a mutated gene sequence, but to influence how the gene is expressed and regulated.

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Tumor 'Diaries' Track Cancers' Evolutionary History & Predict the Future
Tumor 'Diaries' Track Cancers' Evolutionary History & Predict the Future
News   Aug 16, 2018

Scientists have developed a complex mathematical model that uses a snapshot of tumors’ genetic code to reach back in time, revealing its evolutionary history.

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Researchers Reverse Blindness
Researchers Reverse Blindness
News   Aug 16, 2018

Researchers change Müller glia into rod photoreceptors in mice and reverse congenital blindness

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How RUNX Proteins Run the Show in DNA Repair
How RUNX Proteins Run the Show in DNA Repair
News   Aug 16, 2018

A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins are integral to efficient DNA repair via the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pathway.

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Research Identifies Potential Guidance for Gastric Cancer Treatment
Research Identifies Potential Guidance for Gastric Cancer Treatment
News   Aug 15, 2018

Researchers have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads.

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New Test Helps ID Those at Risk for Five Deadly Diseases
New Test Helps ID Those at Risk for Five Deadly Diseases
News   Aug 15, 2018

Researchers propose that it is time for the biomedical community to consider this genomics approach in clinical care.

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How Deadly Rattlesnake Keeps Its Diversity
How Deadly Rattlesnake Keeps Its Diversity
News   Aug 15, 2018

Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining in Illinois have certainly suffered two of the three. A long-term study of these snakes reveals, however, that – despite their alarming decline in numbers – they have retained a surprising amount of genetic diversity.

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