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3 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Genetic Mutations Missed By Whole Genome Sequencing Can Be Found With ...

By using a special "deep sequencing" technique, scientists have identified somatic mutations affecting only a percentage of cells in patients with brain disorders.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

6 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Interleukin Genetics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

"Adoption appears to be especially high at dental offices where ten or more patients have insurance plans that cover the test.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

7 hrs ago | Beef Magazine

Researchers Closing In On The Genetics of Bovine Respiratory Disease

It's not only a significant animal health problem for U.S. cattle producers, but bovine respiratory disease is the most common infectious disease in cattle worldwide, says Holly Neibergs, a University of Washington geneticist.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Infectious Diseases, University of Washington

8 hrs ago | Medical Daily

MicroRNA, Contained Within The Genome, May Play A Role In Our Sexual Identity

A team of geneticists discover how a subset of miRNAs plays a key role in differentiating male and female tissues in the fruit fly.

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

10 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

UNH researchers lead in breeding better strawberries

Strawberry shortcake. Strawberry rhubarb pie. Strawberry ice cream. Summertime in New England wouldn't be the same without these bountiful, sweet, juicy berries.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Hampshire College, University of New Hampshire, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Life, Fruits, Food

14 hrs ago | The Medina Gazette

The debate over foods containing GMOs continues

The foods people eat and how those foods are grown and manufactured has long been a topic of contention.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, Biology, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Entomology

15 hrs ago | Medical News

VCU receives federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study genetics of alcohol abuse

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism - work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Genetics, Biology, Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Pharmacology

15 hrs ago | The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Carcinogenesis and Cancer Genetics

The pathogenesis for this cancer remains poorly elucidated. While most patients present with stage I disease, only 15-20 of these patients will progress to higher stages, whereas the rest will enjoy near normal life expectancy and an indolent disease course.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Lymphoma, Health, Netherlands, World News

16 hrs ago | Medical News Today

How illness-linked genetic variation affects neurons in the developing brain

A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia , bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Biology, Science

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Circulation

Correction [Corrections]

In the article by Puggal et al, "Translation of Genetics Research to Clinical Medicine: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Perspective," which appeared in the December 2013 issue of the journal , there was an error in the Discussion on page 636.

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

CiteULike

Genetics of complex traits in psychiatry

Virtually all psychiatric traits are genetically complex. This article discusses the genetics of complex traits in psychiatry.

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Noozhawk

Schizophrenia in a Dish: UCSB Plays Role in Revealing How Illness-Linked Genetics Affect Neurons

Sequencing facility assistant director and Ph.D. candidate Elmer Guzman stands with co-author Matthew Lalli in front of the RNA sequencer used in the study.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, UC Santa Barbara, Johns Hopkins University

RedOrbit

8,000-Year-Old Mutation Key To Human Life At...

In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau , with an average elevation of 14,800 feet.

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Related Topix: University of Utah, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Business Journal

LabCorp launches new non-invasive prenatal screening test

Burlington-based LabCorp is introducing a new test it says will help expecting families by screening for a variety of fetal chromosomal abnormalities with a single non-invasive blood draw from the mother.

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

CiteULike

Clinical Whole Exome Sequencing in Child Neurology Practice.

Objective. Whole exome sequencing represents a significant breakthrough in clinical genetics as a powerful tool for etiological discovery in neurodevelopmental disorders.

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

Hispanic Business

Announcing Speakers at BioConference Live Genetics and Genomics 2014

The one-of-a-kind global web-based conference will be conducted through live video webcasts and real-time networking.

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

Science Daily

Antibiotics in early life may alter immunity long-term

A new study aims to help scientists understand how different antibiotics affect bacteria that play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Biology, Science

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Beyond X And Y Chromosomes: A New Genetic Basis For Sex Determination

Men and women differ in plenty of ways,and scientists have long known that genetic differences buried deep within our DNA underlie these distinctions but past research has primarily focused on understanding how the genes that encode proteins act as sex determinants.

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

Scientific Blogging

Pygmy Phenotype Adapted To Rainforest, But They're Not All The Same

The small body size associated with the African pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to a new study, but since all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same genetic underpinning it is likely a more recent adaptation than previously thought, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of ... (more)

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

Medical News

Chronic musculoskeletal pain influenced by genetics

Children of parents with chronic musculoskeletal pain are at increased risk of also suffering from such pain as adults, a large family-linkage study shows.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Norway, World News, Health

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