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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

DNA Tests Matching Patients to Therapy Will Get U.S. Oversight

Commonly used tests to predict disease or match a cancer patient with the drug most likely to work will be more strictly regulated under a U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal.


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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Independent

English patients set for genetic revolution: Government backs massive ...

Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers' award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; twice commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and ... (more)


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Researchers discover universal molecular 'flag' that highlights critical genes

Researchers have identified a molecule that marks a cell's key genes and is thought to ensure consistent gene transcription.


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Science Daily

Disease mutations in mosaicism, rare condition where cells within the ...

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.


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A molecular "flag" marks key genes

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.


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The Washington Post

More hype about political attitudes and neuroscience

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.


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Medical News

No two single tumor cells in breast cancer patients have same genome

Just as no two people possess the same genetic makeup, a recent study has shown that no two single tumor cells in breast cancer patients have an identical genome.


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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Rutherford's CGI gets up close and personal about cancer

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.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Cervical Cancer, Lymphoma

Hispanic Business

New Genetics and Hypersensitivity Study Findings Recently Were...

Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Immune System Diseases and Conditions is now available.


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Fast Company

23andMe Receives $1.4M From National Institutes Of Health

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.


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Mental Help Net

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.


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Myriad Genetics to Announce Financial Results for the Fiscal Fourth...

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.


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PE Hub

Mercia's Oxford Genetics secures further funds

Technology investor Mercia Fund Management portfolio company Oxford Genetics Ltd , has secured further funds.


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Medical News Today

Epimutations enable bacteria and fungi to adapt to an unfavorable environment

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


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Medical News Today

Smartphone app could simplify diagnosis of hereditary diseases

Certain hereditary diseases - such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease - present an array of symptoms similar to that of other illnesses, making the conditions tricky to diagnose.


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Tue Jul 29, 2014


Native crop diversity in Aridoamerica: Conservation of regional gene pools

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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.


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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)


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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.


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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.


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