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Autism, ADHD linked to mutations in the same genes in new study

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both known to be heritable, but the details of ...
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Feel foggy when sick? Mental sluggishness linked to inflammation

Researchers at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam say they ...
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Drug cocktail shows promise against pancreatic cancer, highlighting potential of combined treatments

Researchers led by a team at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a combination of two already approved ...
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Sleep disturbances may make you susceptible to anxiety disorders

Studies in healthy human volunteers have shown how a sleepless night can increase anxiety levels by 30%. In some participants ...
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Ancient Rome was genetic crossroads for many European lineages, DNA analysis suggests

Ancient Rome was the capital city of an empire that encompassed some 70 million inhabitants. An international research team now ...
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4 keys to the future of synthetic genomics, including the ability to ‘construct entire chromosomes’

Dan Samorodnitsky | 
We are already living in a synthetic biology world. Within that huge world is an enormous variety of ideas and ...
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‘Science doesn’t align with folk beliefs’: Study refutes idea that girls don’t have minds for math

There is a widespread, not always tacit assumption that a biological gender divide in aptitude for mathematics may underpin why ...
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Using synthetic biology to solve some of ‘the hardest problems in the world’, with new foods, medicines

Kendall Morgan | 
Many of the products we use every day—plastics, cosmetics, clothing, fertilizers, and even aspirin—include molecular ingredients derived from petrochemicals. But, ...
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Inside US quest to develop a ‘2020 vision for genomics’

Eric Green, Julianna LeMieux | 
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is nearing the halfway point of a major strategic planning process, one that ...
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Gene drive alternative uses CRISPR to control insect populations by creating sterile males

Scientists at the University of California (UC) San Diego and UC Berkeley have developed a new approach to controlling disease-carrying ...
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Saving our bacon: Gene editing could protect pigs from deadly virus

The meat and poultry industry is in need of novel methods to stave off infection. A group from the College of ...
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Reducing HIV replication with CRISPR could lead to effective cure

Scientists in Japan have used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to stop human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in latently infected T cells that ...
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‘One shot’ treatment for hemophilia B uses CRISPR and stem cells

Scientists at the Salk Institute have combined CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing with stem cell technology to generate a one-time, autologous cell therapy for the genetic ...
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Precision medicine to tackle ‘world’s biggest killer’ cardiovascular disease

Mark Semigran | 
While there have been significant gains against cancer, precision medicine has produced far less progress in the world’s biggest killer—cardiovascular ...
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Pursuing ‘organic gene therapy’ for sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia

Scientists in Australia have solved a 50-year-old mystery that could lead to the development of new gene therapies for blood ...
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Good with the bad: Cancer and life-saving stem cells stimulated by same gene

Life, it seems, is not without a sense of irony, as a research team led by investigators at the Johns ...
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Could CRISPR revolution help streamline US, EU regulations of GM crop technology?

Brian Reese, Nathan Billings, Nishat Shaikh | 
Under current US and contemplated EU regulation, when CRISPR is used to modify a handful of nucleotides to knockin or ...
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GMOs and carbon fixation: Trapping CO2 in engineered plants and trees to convert it to energy

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may outgrow Frankenfood production. Soon, they may take over Frankenfixation, the industrial conversion of atmospheric carbon ...
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Biotech leaders worried Trump presidency could spark “brain drain”

The day following the election of Donald J. Trump as President, a survey of leaders in biotechnology in the United ...

Endurance training triggers wide variety of changes in gene activity

The physiological impact of regular endurance training can be visualized over time and is often used to prevent cardiovascular disease, ...

Genes ‘jump’ from one cell to another in patterned ways

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. While jumping genes may ...
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Years of stem cell research finally bearing medical applications

Angela Zimmermann | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Clinical stem cell applications ...
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Scientists discover potential solution to antibiotic resistant bacteria

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists at Harvard say ...

Fathers’ lifestyle, age affect children’s epigenome

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists from the Georgetown ...

Autism, bipolar disorder share similar genetic risk factors

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Complex neurological disorders, such ...

Disruptions in adolescent brain development may signal risk for autism, schizophrenia

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A research team led ...

Skin cells reprogrammed into heart and brain cells

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Cellular reprogramming of stem ...

Mass genome sequencing likely best shot for cancer ‘magic bullet’

Patricia Dimond | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As breast cancer specialist ...
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