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Elusive gene that causes a form of blindness from birth discovered

Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division and ...

New gene mutation associated with Congenital Myopathy

University of Michigan researchers have discovered a new cause of congenital myopathy: a mutation in a previously uncharacterized gene, according ...

Researchers turn skin cells into brain cells, a promising path to better Parkinson’s treatment

Using adult stem cells, Johns Hopkins researchers and a consortium of colleagues nationwide say they have generated the type of ...

Salt cress genome yields new clues to salt tolerance

An international team, led by Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, and BGI, the world's largest ...

Newly isolated ‘Beige fat’ cells could help fight obesity

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated a new type of energy-burning fat cell in adult humans which they say ...

Yak genome provides new insights into high altitude adaptation

Scientists have completed the genomic sequence and analyses of a female domestic yak, which provides important insights into understanding mammalian ...

Regulation of telomerase in stem cells and cancer cells

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg have gained important insights for stem cell research ...

Transgenic technique ‘eliminates’ a specific neural circuit in brain of primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Genetic heart diseases may be responsible for unexplained stillbirths

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or ...

Blood-brain barrier building blocks forged from human stem cells

The blood-brain barrier may be poised to give up some of its secrets as researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...

Sorghum should be in the biofuel crop mix, experts say

Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and ...

Tracking stem cells in the body

Researchers at the University have developed new methods to track stem cells and further understanding of what happens to them ...

‘Master molecule’ may improve stem cell treatment of heart attacks

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a single protein molecule may hold the key to turning cardiac stem cells into ...

Chemists use nanopores to detect DNA damage

Scientists worldwide are racing to sequence DNA -- decipher genetic blueprints -- faster and cheaper than ever by passing strands ...

Mechanism that maintains stem cells readiness identified

An immune-system receptor plays an unexpected but crucially important role in keeping stem cells from differentiating and in helping blood ...

Baby’s genome deciphered prenatally from parents’ lab tests

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a baby in the womb without tapping its protective fluid sac. This non-invasive ...

Noninvasive genetic test for Down syndrome and Edwards syndrome highly accurate

Using a noninvasive test on maternal blood that deploys a novel biochemical assay and a new algorithm for analysis, scientists ...

First epigenome in Europe completed

A study led by Manel Esteller, director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ...

Genetic discovery unlocks biosynthesis of medicinal compound in poppy

Scientists have discovered a complex gene cluster responsible for the synthesis of the medicinal compound noscapine ...

Expanding the genetic alphabet may be easier than previously thought

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that the replication process for DNA -- the ...

It’s in the genes: Research pinpoints how plants know when to flower

Scientists believe they've pinpointed the last crucial piece of the 80-year-old puzzle of how plants "know" when to flower ...

Genes culled from desert soils suggest potential medical resource

Despite their ecologic similarity, soils from three geographically distinct areas of the American southwest harbor vastly different collections of small, ...

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon be routine part of each patient’s medical record

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individual's medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in ...

Delivery system for gene therapy may help treat Arthritis

A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic ...

New approach to ‘spell checking’ gene sequences

A PhD student from CSIRO and the University of Queensland has found a better way to 'spell check' gene sequences ...

Slew of rare DNA changes following population explosion may hold clues to common diseases

"This is a dramatic example of how recent human history has profoundly shaped patterns of genetic variation," said Joshua Akey, ...

Human genes transplanted into zebrafish: Helps identify genes related to autism, schizophrenia and obesity

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center transplanted a set of human genes into a zebrafish and then used it to ...

Geneticist develops tool to identify genes important in disease, tailoring individual treatment

Though the human genome has been sequenced, scientists are still trying to figure out how the accomplishment can help people, ...