Detection of Novel Mutations that Cause Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa in Candidate Genes
News Apr 09, 2013
Purpose of this study was to devise an effective method for detecting mutations in 12 genes commonly associated with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) that account for more than 95% of known mutations.
This study was published online in Molecular Vision and is free to access.
Previous work by the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC) has identified 233 genetic risk variants. However, these only account for about 20% of overall disease risk, with the remaining genetic culprits proving elusive. A new study has tracked down four of these hard-to-find genes.READ MORE
Scientists at McGill have found the answer to a question that perplexed Charles Darwin; if natural selection works at the level of the individual, fighting for survival and reproduction, how can a single colony produce worker ants that are so dramatically different in size – from “minor” workers to large-headed soldiers with huge mandibles – especially if they are sterile?