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1 hr ago | Medical News Today

Rare gene could increase risk of schizophrenia, alcoholism and bipolar

A new study carried out by scientists from University College London in the UK has reported on the discovery of a rare gene variant found in about 1 in every 200 people that could increase the risk of developing alcohol dependence, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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

1 hr ago | LiveScience

New Schizophrenia Gene Links Uncovered

A new genetic analysis of people with schizophrenia - and the largest study investigating the genetic basis of any psychiatric disorder to date - provides hints that the disease may sometimes be connected with infections as some researchers have long suggested.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Cambridge, MA

1 hr ago | Medical News Today

Study suggests cystic fibrosis is 2 diseases, 1 that affects the lungs and 1 that doesn't

Cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Mashable

Danish People Are Genetically Programmed For Happiness

The Danish are consistently ranked as the world's happiest people , and a new study shows that the key may be found in their DNA.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

The Macon Telegraph

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Examiner.com

Study finds genetic link to risk of autism

Nearly 60 percent of the risk of developing autism can be linked to gene variants common in most of the population and occurring in people who do not have the disorder, according to an international study.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Carnegie Mellon University

CiteULike

Complete haplotype sequence of the human immunoglobulin heavy-chain...

Complete haplotype sequence of the human immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable, diversity, and joining genes and characterization of allelic and copy-number variation.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

EurekAlert!

UCI researchers find epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders

Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain's prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to UC Irvine scientists.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Science, Industry and Business

Marmoset sequence sheds new light on primate biology and evolution

An international team of scientists led by the Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University St. Louis, including a researcher from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset - the first sequence of a New World Monkey - providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid ... (more)

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Baylor College of Medicine, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Last step before full genome sequence of bread wheat genome

The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science researchers and breeders.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Genetics, Medicine, Plant Biology, Biology, Science, UC Davis, Health

Medical News Today

Gene identified that controls the timing of precisely ordered events during maturation

Closely related organisms share most of their genes, but these similarities belie major differences in behavior, intelligence, and physical appearance.

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Related Topix: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Health

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Motley Fool

Alzheimer's Needs Cures, Not Pyrrhic Victories

With the clinical trial failure rate for Alzheimer's drugs an astounding 99.6%, major drugmakers have seen one promising Alzheimer's treatment after another fail.

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

EurekAlert!

Singapore scientists discover genetic cause of common breast tumours in women

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and Singapore General Hospital have made a seminal breakthrough in understanding the molecular basis of fibroadenoma, one of the most common breast tumours diagnosed in women.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Biology

HON

Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

Most of the genetic risk for autism appears to come from common gene variants rather than spontaneous gene mutations, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Beaver Countian

DNA mates: how genetic factors may play a subtle part in our friendships

This article titled "DNA mates: how genetic factors may play a subtle part in our friendships" was written by Joel Achenbach for the Washington Post, for Guardian Weekly on Saturday 19th July 2014 09.00 UTC Friends often look alike.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Framingham, MA

CiteULike

Factor-analytic models for genotype x environment type problems and structured covariance matrices

BACKGROUND:Analysis of data on genotypes with different expression in different environments is a classic problem in quantitative genetics.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Bexarotene's effect on Alzheimer's may depend on severity of disease

A cancer drug that has shown promise against Alzheimer's disease in mice and has begun early clinical trials has yielded perplexing results in a novel mouse model of AD that mimics the genetics and pathology of the human disease more closely than any other animal model.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, University of Illinois Chicago

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The China Post

In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence: research says

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

Mashable

Scientists Call for Careful Regulation of Genome Editing

Scientists working at the cutting-edge of genetics say one possible application of a powerful new technology called genome editing has the potential to cause ecological mayhem and needs attention from regulators.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Entomology

Ag Professional

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of wheat genome

Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

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