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Researchers have identified a molecule that marks a cell's key genes and is thought to ensure consistent gene transcription.
Scientists have long speculated that mosaicism -- a biological phenomenon, in which cells within the same person have a different genetic makeup -- plays a bigger role in the transmission of rare disease mutations than is currently known.
Point to an important gene in a cell, any cell, from most any creature, and it's likely to have a particular elongated molecular flag stuck onto the proteins wrapped around its DNA.
What you think about this article that basically implies that political views are not so much actively chosen or the product of upbringing, but based more on inherited traits.
Employees at Cancer Genetics, Inc., are on the cutting edge of developing cancer tests, and many employees have personal stories of their own cancers and those of family members who have battled the cancers the company addresses.
Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Immune System Diseases and Conditions is now available.
Personal genetics company 23andMe has received a nearly $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help expand the company's genotype database and aid in its efforts to discover gene variants linked to specific diseases.
Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.
Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced that it will issue financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2014 as well as provide financial guidance for fiscal year 2015 following the close of market on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
Technology investor Mercia Fund Management portfolio company Oxford Genetics Ltd , has secured further funds.
Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.
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Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to build survey tools and expand its gene database.
From the Division of Human Genetics, Department of Integrated Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan ; Department of Human Genetics, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan ; Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan ; ... (more)
The utilization of whole-genome sequencing data and imputation to enable the discovery of rarer, more penetrant genetic associations; and Enablement of external non-23andMe researchers to access aggregate de-identified data from the 23andMe database to further accelerate the pace of human genetic research.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 01:06 am
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