Human geneticists have discovered that a region of the genome associated with autism contains genetic variation that evolved in the last 250,000 years, after the divergence of humans from ancient … Continue Reading Geneticists ‘date’ genetic variation associated with autism.
Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention and language deficits in the general population.
A new study from researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Bristol suggests that there is a spectrum of attention, hyperactivity/impulsiveness and language function in society, with varying degrees … Continue Reading Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention and language deficits in the general population.
In the largest collaborative study so far, an international team of researchers from the European EuroEPINOMICS consortium, including scientists from VIB and Antwerp University identified novel causes for severe childhood … Continue Reading New genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies.
Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease. Most of those studies have … Continue Reading Penn team mine specific ovarian cancer oncogene in ‘junk DNA’.
Researchers at the University of California have identified an enzyme that controls the spread of breast cancer. The findings offer hope for the leading cause of breast cancer mortality worldwide. … Continue Reading Enzyme controlling metastasis of breast cancer identified.
A new study finds a wide range of epigenetic changes, alterations in DNA across the genome that may be related to key environmental exposures, in children with Crohn’s disease (CD), … Continue Reading Study shows epigenetic changes in children with Crohn’s Disease.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have developed a strategy for finding disease-causing mutations that lurk in only a small fraction of the body’s cells. Such mutations can cause significant … Continue Reading New gene technique identifies hidden causes of brain malformation.
Scientists from the Northwestern University have identified a biomarker strongly associated with basal-like breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that is resistant to many types of chemotherapy. The biomarker, a … Continue Reading Biomarker in an aggressive breast cancer is identified.
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple … Continue Reading A blood test for suicide?
Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. … Continue Reading Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice.
Research conducted at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumour growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the … Continue Reading Scripps Florida scientists find genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumours.
Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson’s disease, including six that had not been previously reported. Unravelling the … Continue Reading NIH scientists find 6 new genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s.