A statistical analysis using the natural and orthogonal interaction (NOIA) model may be a better way to analyze the genetic causes of cutaneous melanoma (CM), according to a new study.
A research team has identified variations, found in a gene never before linked to Alzheimer’s,...
Researchers have discovered a gene that may reveal whether people are likely to respond well to...
A simple blood test will soon be able to catch the vast majority of a group of chronic blood...
Researchers have found that a new kind of gene therapy led to a dramatic decline in bleeding events in dogs with naturally occurring hemophilia A.
Researchers have uncovered a genetic deficiency in males that can trigger the development of one of the most common types of liver cancer and forms of diabetes.
Researchers reported promising outcomes data for the first group of boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a fatal genetic immunodeficiency also known as "bubble boy" disease, who were treated as part of an international clinical study of a new form of gene therapy.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
While posttraumatic stress is expected after natural disasters, few survivors anticipate the positive psychological changes that they may experience – and now new research has revealed that genes may play a role.
Scientists have identified a gene encoding a hormone that could potentially be used as a therapeutic molecule to treat heart diseases. The hormone- which they have chosen to name ELABELA- is only 32 amino-acids long, making it one of the tiniest proteins made by the human body.
A new study shows out that mice with a mutation in the gene for the protease Tmprss2 do not become infected by flu viruses containing hemagglutinin type H1.
In search of better cancer treatments, researchers have designed synthetic molecules that combine the advantages of two experimental RNA therapies.
Genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. will comply with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop selling health-related genetic tests during a regulatory review. The company said late Thursday that it will continue to provide ancestry-related information to customers and raw genetic data without interpretation.
Using a powerful gene-hunting technique, researchers report they have identified a gene involved in building the circuitry that relays signals through the brain.
Coffee and beer are polar opposites in the beverage world. Coffee picks you up, and beer winds you down. Now, researchers have discovered that the beverages may also have opposite effects on your genome.
Genetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers about its test kit. The test is promoted as helping predict users' disease risk based on their DNA.
Researchers have identified a new genetic variant, located on chromosome 17, associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)– the most common form of motor neuron disease.
Investigators have accomplished an important step toward their goal of creating primitive synthetic cells. The “protocells” they are building consist of a nucleic acid strand encased within a membrane-bound compartment.
Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain’s reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults.
Using a special MRI technique designed for studies of sleeping infants, researchers have found that infants who carry a gene associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease tend to have differences in brain development compared to infants who do not carry the gene.
Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a new study.
Scientists have used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to reveal dozens of genes which may represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson’s disease.
Asparagine, found in foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy products, was until now considered non-essential because it is produced naturally by the body. Researchers have now found that the amino acid is essential for normal brain development.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.
Recent studies have linked hundreds of gene mutations scattered throughout the brain to increased autism risk. Where do you start? Neuroscientists may finally have an answer.
Using a new method to catch elusive “jumping genes” in the act, researchers have found two human proteins that are used by one type of DNA to replicate itself and move from place to place.
The switches in our epigenome help alter the way our cells act and are impacted by environmental factors including diet, exercise and stress. Research at the Buck Institute reveals that aging also effects the epigenome in human skeletal muscle.
Western blotting is a technique routinely used by researchers to detect and identify certain proteins of interest in a sample. Although a well-established and explored method, a number of shortcomings need to be addressed to enable Western blotting to deliver standardized and quantitative data, supporting researchers who require reproducible, high-quality results to move their research forward.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of four diagnostic devices that can be used for high throughput gene sequencing, often referred to as “next generation sequencing” (NGS). These instruments, reagents and test systems allow labs to sequence a patient’s DNA.
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