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The research team, led by Adjunct Professor Irma Jarvela of the University of Helsinki in Finland, found musical aptitude is affected by several genes that detect and interpret sounds.
Genetic markers that are used to follow the development of populations of cells have exactly the same character as those that track the development of species, says Dr Finlay who has just published a book on genetics and human evolution.
Mutations within the gene FTO have been implicated as the strongest genetic determinant of obesity risk in humans, but the mechanism behind this link remained unknown.
Pip6a-PMO, a recently developed conjugate, is particularly efficient in a murine DMD model, although mechanisms responsible for its increased biological activity have not been studied.
Until recently, cancer treatment has been fairly crude and unfocused, according to Dave Hout, vice president of research and development at Nashville-based company Insight Genetics.
Myriad Genetics Inc., the maker of tests for hereditary risks of breast and ovarian cancer that lost its patent fight at the U.S. Supreme Court last year, failed to convince a federal court to block a competitor from selling its own genetic tests while another patent-infringement case is pending.
Euan Ashley and a team of Stanford researchers have found that significant challenges must be overcome before whole-genome sequencing can be routinely clinically useful.
Over 1,500 scientists from Asia, Europe and the U.S. are expected to attend the Genetics Society of America 's 55th annual Drosophila Research Conference, March 26 to 30, 2014, at the San Diego Town and Country Resort and Conference Center, San Diego, CA.
For more than a decade scientists have been saying that a genomic revolution will transform medicine, making it possible to scan all of a person's DNA to predict risk and customize medical care.
By noon, the temperature was steaming in eastern Arkansas, and the mosquitoes were swarming clouds in the humid, fetid air.
With no single gene a root cause, bipolar disorder appears to be the collaboration of five or so regions of the human genome, including a newly discovered gene associated with an enzyme helping to conduct signals into the body's nerve cells.
Monaco, who himself worked on neurobiology and genetics before coming to Tufts, described Venter's background as a scientist, graduating from the University of California, San Diego and publishing over 250 research articles as well as developing expressed sequence tags .
Prof. Dr. Markus NA then, Director of the Institute of Human Genetics University of Bonn Hospital.
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine will study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson's disease as part of the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative , a large-scale biomarker study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
European journal of human genetics : EJHG , Vol. 21, No. 9. , pp. 918-928, doi:10.1038/ejhg.2012.283 Cardiomyopathies are a heterogeneous group of diseases with various etiologies.