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8 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Biology, Science

12 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

19 hrs ago | 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

European Journal of Human Genetics

Very small deletions within the NESP55 gene in pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1b

Correspondence: Dr DJG Mackay, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury SP2 8BJ, UK.

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The Atlantic

Seeking Utopia in the New Ukraine

"The Maidan is a time machine," Valerii Pekar explains, and "during the revolution the space-time continuum seemed to break.

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Related Topix: National University, World News, Russia, Biology, Science, Ukraine

Science Daily

Variations in key gene predict cancer patients' risk for radiation-induced toxicity

Key genetic variants may affect how cancer patients respond to radiation treatments, according to a study.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Mount Sinai, NY, Prostate Cancer, Health, Oncology

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Scoop

Liberty Geneticsa bull teams make major genetic gains

Herd improvement company, Liberty Genetics, today released ten years of breeding worth statistics on its Jersey, Friesian and Crossbred bull teams.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Pacific Business Times

Ceres inks deal to sell plant genetics software

Shares of Thousand Oaks-based energy crop firm Ceres were up 8 percent in midday trading on news that the company inked a deal to monetize its genome viewing software through a deal with Bayer CropScience.

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

Stanford

patient on having her genome sequenced: "This is the right thing to do for our family"

Imagine you were diagnosed, seemingly out of the blue, with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , a condition that is caused by mutations in genes involved in the heart's muscle cells and is the most common cause of sudden death in young people.

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Medical Daily

Reading Skills And Math Ability Influenced By Same Genes, Deepening...

Math-inclined students always stood out from the reading-inclined students in the classroom, but after taking a closer look at the DNA, it turns out many of the genes that affect children's reading skills also affect their math abilities.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Jacksonville Daily News

Fanning the fears on genetics issues

Genetic engineering is such a polarizing topic that it is hard to have an even-handed debate of the issue.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Florida, Agriculture, Opinion

Northwestern University

Northwestern Researchers Honored by Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts have honored two Northwestern University biomedical researchers.

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Related Topix: Pew Charitable Trusts, Charitable Organizations, Northwestern University, Genetics, Medicine, Biology

BioSpace

NextCODE , University College Dublin's Acord Take Aim At Genetic...

ACoRD will use NextCODE solutions to take full advantage of the latest sequencing technologies to improve the diagnosis and understanding of autism and rare diseases.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Mon Jul 07, 2014

CiteULike

A Genome-Wide Association Study in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary...

There is considerable variability in the susceptibility of smokers to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Genetics, Norway, World News, Biology, Science, Lung Cancer

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