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Can a mutation protect against Alzheimer’s?

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan have discovered a mutation that can protect against Alzheimer’s disease ...

Lung cancer progression linked to enzyme that promotes epigenetic changes

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from Nanjing University in China have identified an enzyme that promotes lung ...
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Fighting malaria: Bacteria targets parasites in mosquito gut

Using a bacteria strain that colonizes the mosquito digestive tract and spreads rapidly throughout the populations, scientists have successfully inhibited ...

India’s political flip-flopping over new GM field trials paralyzes innovation

Ranjit Devraj | 
In August, India’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stopped its legislators from accepting Monsanto sponsorship to attend a farm ...

Replication errors a boon for flu virus’ quick mutations

Scientists have demonstrated that the influenza A virus makes use of its error-prone genetic replication to increase diversity, thereby facilitating ...

New genome analysis method detects genetic diseases more efficiently, scientists claim

A team of scientists has developed Phen-Gen, the first computer analysis software that cross-references a patient’s symptoms and a person’s genome ...

Genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women identified

Yamini Chinnuswamy | 
A genome-wide association study among East Asian women has allowed scientists to identify three new genetic loci (regions) linked to ...

Filipino farmers embrace GM eggplant when informed

Lotuslei Dimagiba | 
A study contends that 96 percent of Filipino farmers are willing to shift to a genetically modified (GM) eggplant and ...

Scientists study kidney cancer genome from many angles

Yuka Suzuki | 
The following is an excerpt. An integrative genomic analysis by Japanese researchers has identified critical genes linked to kidney cancer, ...
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