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Family-based and population-based association studies validate PTPRD...

We previously mapped a genetic locus for restless legs syndrome to chromosome 9p22-24 and a later genome-wide association study implicated the PTPRD gene at the RLS3 locus as a susceptibility gene for RLS.

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Related Topix: Restless Leg Syndrome, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

5 hrs ago | VDARE

Genes, Politics, And The New York Times

Do Genes Influence Political Beliefs? Rare defense of behavioral genetics in NYT - The blank slate may be cracking.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

If you're a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia State University

Bellingham Herald

In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

If you're a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia State University

The Warwick Advertiser

Middletown Medical's Reich earns national speaker status

Middletown Medical has announced Dr. Jennifer Reich has been recognized as a pioneer in the area of Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing by Myriad Genetics, which is considered the leading international Cancer Genetics Laboratory.

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Related Topix: Middletown, NY, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Internal Medicine, Chester, NY

Psychology Today

The Perfect 46: A Science Fiction Film About Our Near Future

Sitting down to watch the science fiction film The Perfect 46 , I had the strange sensation of walking through a hall of mirrors.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Marketing

Stanford

Genome testing for children: What parents should consider

In the recent issue of Stanford Medicine News , Louanne Hudgins , MD, chief of medical genetics and director of perinatal genetics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford , weighs in on the issue: "I strongly advise parents against whole-genome testing for their children unless performed in the context of a medical evaluation following ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Medical Genetics

UPI

Like humans, chimps' intelligence at least half dependent on genetics

Now, a new study suggests that -- like humans -- a chimpanzee's parents and their genes are at least half responsible for determining its smarts.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia State University

Medical Daily

Baldness Myths: 5 Things That May Or May Not Be Causing Hair Loss

With all of the genetic, hormonal, and environmental aspects of baldness, pinpointing a specific cause of hair loss is hard to determine.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hair Loss, Health, Baldness, Genetics, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Newly discovered process may help the body rein in disease-fighting side effects

Working with a gene that plays a critical role in HIV infection, University of Maryland researchers have discovered that some human genes have an alternate set of operating instructions written into their protein-making machinery.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, Health

Thu Jul 10, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Green eggs and HIM: Uncovering the reproductive effects of chemical exposure

Synaptonemal complexes zip chromosome pairs together in cells undergoing the first phase of meiosis.

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Applied Clinical Trials

InformedDNA Reveals Key to Maximizing Efficacy of Genetic Testing in New White Paper

Use of these diagnostic tests is growing rapidly, but inappropriate testing has negative consequences for individuals and the U.S. health care system.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Crofs Blogs

Remarkable Ebola recovery rate in north Guinea town puzzles experts

Three quarters of those suffering from the deadly Ebola virus in a small town in northern Guinea have recovered, an unusually high proportion that is puzzling scientists and aid workers.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

CiteULike

Rapid Evolutionary Escape by Large Populations from Local Fitness Peaks is Likely in Nature

Evolution , Vol. 59, No. 6. , pp. 1175-1182, doi:10.1111/j.0014-3820.2005.tb01769.x Abstract Fitness interactions between loci in the genome, or epistasis, can result in mutations that are individually deleterious but jointly beneficial.

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Newswise

Rutgers' Human Genetics Institute Lab Expands Into Clinical Testing

RUCDR Infinite Biologics, a unit of Rutgers' Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, has taken a major step toward expanding its focus from conducting and supporting genomic research, where it's become a recognized global leader, to the rapidly growing field of clinical genomics.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Rutgers University, Biology, Science, Medicaid, Health, Medicare, Piscataway, NJ

Hispanic Business

Findings in Gene Therapy Reported from University of Michigan...

The genetic basis of ciliopathies is remarkably complex, with an incomplete but expanding list of more than 89 loci implicated in various disorders."

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Science Daily

Will genomics soon explain the human brain gain?

Three geneticists at the forefront of human evolutionary genomics assess the changing state of the field and how we are moving closer to understanding the evolution of the human brain.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biology, Science, UC Los Angeles

Wed Jul 09, 2014

EurekAlert!

Human cells' protein factory has an alternate operating manual

The human gene CCR5 is critical for HIV infection. A complex structure in its messenger RNA can cause the ribosome to slip at the area in green, making the ribosome... Working with a gene that plays a critical role in HIV infection, University of Maryland researchers have discovered that some human genes have an alternate set of operating ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Cell Biology

Hispanic Business

New Genetics and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Study Results from...

FLS were derived from synovial fluid obtained by arthrocentesis from patients with JIA undergoing intraarticular steroid injections and from orthopedic control patients."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Genetics, Biology, Science

Nature

Genetics: Complex expressions

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders to affect the human brain.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, UC San Diego

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