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1 hr ago | CiteULike

Native crop diversity in Aridoamerica: Conservation of regional gene pools

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Biology

6 hrs ago | Reuters

23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

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.


Related Topix: Startups, 23andMe, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Food and Drug Administration, Marketing

11 hrs ago | Circulation

Gene Expression Profiling Reveals Distinct Molecular Signatures...

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)


Related Topix: Biology, Science, World News, Japan, Asia,

15 hrs ago | Freshnews

23andMe Scientists Receive Approximately $1.4 Million in Funding From ...

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.


Related Topix: Startups, 23andMe, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

19 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers confirm for the first time that achalasia is autoimmune in origin

Achalasia is a rare disease - it affects 1 in 100,000 people - characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall.


Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Genetics involved with menarche may hold keys to preventing diabetes or osteoporosis in later life

A novel study shows that the age girls reach puberty is influenced by 'imprinted genes' - a subset of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent contributes the gene.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology

20 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Researchers Think They've Discovered A Happiness Gene

Denmark and other Scandinavian countries regularly top world happiness rankings , and while many factors influence happiness, genetics may play a larger role than previously thought, according to the study authors.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant followed migrations

Annals of Human Genetics , tracks the worldwide spread of beneficial blood cell gene variant as it spread from Africa to everyone around the world.


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

PhysOrg Weblog

Clinical trial of herpes vaccine now enrolling patients

Creating a successful vaccine against two members of the family, the sexually transmitted herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 , has proven to be challenging.


Related Topix: Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Health, Genetics, Microbiology, Biology, Science


Identification of Small Exonic CNV from Whole-Exome Sequence Data and ...

The American Journal of Human Genetics , Vol. 93, No. 4. , pp. 607-619, doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.09.001 Copy number variation is an important determinant of human diversity and plays important roles in susceptibility to disease.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

The Raw Story

Can evolution explain why so many domesticated mammals have floppy ears?

Take a look at several domesticated mammal species and you might spot a number of similarities between them, including those cute floppy ears.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, World News, South Africa

Medical News

PLXNA4 gene may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report variants in a new gene , PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease .


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Voice of America

Tastier Tomato, Tougher Rice Sought From Genetic Data

The tough but unpopular cousins of two favorite food crops have yielded their genetic secrets.


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

Science Daily

Mutations from Venus, mutations from Mars: Genetics, Men and fertility problems

Researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population. Some 15% of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Ag Professional

New NK soybean varieties for 2015

Growing conditions and pest pressures constantly evolve. But NK soybeans keep pace with growers' needs by offering 21 new varieties to help their crop start strong for the 2015 season.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science


Mechanism by Which Child Abuse Influences Adult Health Identified

A new study demonstrates that childhood abuse affects the way genes are activated, thereby influencing a child's long-term development.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, Family, Parenting

Medical News Today

Just 8.2 percent of our DNA is 'functional'

This figure is very different from one given in 2012, when some scientists involved in the ENCODE project stated that 80% of our genome has some biochemical function.


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

Science Daily

Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's found

Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer's disease genome

Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences - the order of chemical letters in a cell's DNA - may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Biology, Science, University of Miami, Case Western Reserve University, University of Washington, Texas

Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance

These permanent mutations were once thought to be the only way for drug-resistant strains to evolve.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Duke University, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases