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Genetics reveals obesity, diabetes linked to pathways involving sleep and immune system

Breaking down complex conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes and obesity into the specific metabolic proteins and processes that underlie ...

Mystery of immune system infections slowly unravels

Zach Veilleux | 
The mutations were familiar, but the patients’ conditions seemed baffling at first. A team lead by Rockefeller University researchers had ...

Researchers explore genetic complexities of sex determination

Men and women differ in plenty of obvious ways, and scientists have long known that genetic differences buried deep within ...

Artificial chip mimics bone marrow, generates platelets

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets ...

Gambling behavior linked to dopamine regulation genes

Robert Sanders | 
Investors and gamblers take note: your betting decisions and strategy are determined, in part, by your genes.esearchers from the University ...

Second mosquito genome targets dengue and yellow fever

Lindsay Taylor Key | 
Virginia Tech entomologists have developed a chromosome map for about half of the genome of the mosquito Aedes agypti, the ...

Parents best suited to make decisions on genetic testing for their families

Technology often outpaces ethical discussions; this has become evident in the current recommendations around next-generation genomic testing and the way ...

Cancer cells with doubled genomes more deadly

Cancer Research UK scientists have shown that accidental DNA doubling in bowel cancer cells could predict which patients have potentially ...

Synthetic genetic clock tracks temperature changes

Genetic systems run like clockwork, attuned to temperature, time of day and many other factors as they regulate living organisms ...

Smoking changes our genes

We inherit our genes from our parents at birth. Later in life the genetic material can be changed by epigenetic ...

Gene mutation makes mice choose wine over water

Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified ...

Single-cell genome sequencing gets better

Researchers led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have generated the most complete genome sequences from single ...

Study provides new information about genetics and anorexia

The largest DNA-sequencing study of anorexia nervosa has linked the eating disorder to variants in a gene coding for an ...

The genetics of going under general anesthesia

Falling asleep in your bed at night and being “put to sleep” under general anesthesia – as well as waking ...

Psychological effects of genetic testing for risk of weight gain

Obesity gene testing does not put people off weight loss and may help to reduce self-blame, according to a new ...

Study tells the story of caste segregation and genetic diesase in India

David Cameron | 
Scientist provide evidence that modern-day India is the result of recent population mixture among divergent demographic groups. The findings describe how India ...

Gene combinations help predict treatment success for alcoholism medication

An experimental treatment for alcohol dependence works better in individuals who possess specific combinations of genes that regulate the function ...

Genetic screen finds new treatment targets for lung cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists are the first to use an efficient new screening strategy to identify gene faults in tumour cells that ...

Link shown between Crohn’s disease and intestinal virus

The following is an edited excerpt.  A new study reveals that all children with Crohn’s disease that were examined had a commonly ...

Genome-wide analysis indicates gene pathways linked to kidney cancer

The following is an edited excerpt. A genome-wide analysis shows that alterations in gene pathways that govern cellular metabolism and ...

Scientists identify gene that regulates stem cell death and skin regeneration

The following is an excerpt. Stem cells, known for their ability to self-renew and differentiate into any kind of tissue, ...

Sequence of gene expression creates neural diversity in fruit flies

A team of New York University biologists has found that a series of genes sequentially expressed in brain stem cells ...

Finding a genetic cause for severe childhood epilepsies

Rebecca Scott | 
The following is an excerpt. A large scientific study has discovered new genes causing severe seizure disorders that begin in ...

Largest genetic sequencing study of human disease to date completed

Emma Lowry | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of ...

Gene therapy improves vision but doesn’t slow underlying disease

The following is an edited excerpt. Follow-up results from one of several groundbreaking gene therapy studies reported in 2008 in ...

Nanoparticles boost therapeutic potential of gene-silencing drugs

The following is an excerpt. New classes of drugs that can silence specific genes, such as small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), ...

Researchers create a fly to study how a normal cell turns cancerous

Researchers create a fly to study how a normal cell turns cancerousHealthCanal.comThe study, conducted on Drosophila melanogaster by scientists at ...

Common diabetes drug promotes development of brain stem cells

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat Type II ...