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.
Autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability often occur together and may even share similar genetic causes. Researchers reporting in Cell Reports have now linked mutations in a particular gene to … Continue Reading Mutated gene linked to both autism and intellectual disability.
Children who have been abused or neglected early in life are at risk for developing both emotional and physical health problems. In a new study, scientists have found that maltreatment … Continue Reading Stress tied to change in children’s gene expression related to emotion regulation, physical health.
A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research was led by Vanderbilt University. While breast cancer … Continue Reading Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviours, and other behaviours on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits. It is the most … Continue Reading Study links autistic behaviours to enzyme.
As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the … Continue Reading Mount Sinai scientists and international team shed new light on schizophrenia.
Dysfunction in dopamine signalling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such … Continue Reading UCI researchers find epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders.
Nearly 60 percent of the risk of developing autism is genetic and most of that risk is caused by inherited variant genes that are common in the population and present … Continue Reading Common gene variants account for most of the genetic risk for autism.
Researchers at the Babraham Institute, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Single Cell Genomics Centre, have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help investigate how the environment … Continue Reading New technique maps life’s effects on human DNA.
An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system; the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired. This process … Continue Reading CNIO researchers discover a gene that links stem cells, aging and cancer.
Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to … Continue Reading New gene discovered that stops the spread of deadly cancer.
Researchers have developed the first minimally invasive gene therapy procedure to treat heart rhythm disorders by transforming ordinary heart muscle cells into specialized rhythm-keeping cells, potentially eliminating future need for … Continue Reading Transplanting gene into injured hearts creates biological pacemakers.
Researchers from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University have discovered that a relatively frequent genetic variant actually conveys significant protection against the common form of Alzheimer’s disease and … Continue Reading New hope for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.