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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

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

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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Related Topix: Biology, Science

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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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

National Geographic

Strongest Evidence Yet That Pygmies' Short Stature Is Genetic

Members of the Batwa people, like these from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, have an average adult height several inches shorter than that of nearby tribes.

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

GlobeNewswire

Response Genetics, Inc. to Serve as the Molecular Screening Center for ALCHEMIST

Response Genetics, Inc. , a company focused on the development and sale of molecular diagnostic tests that help determine a patient's response to cancer therapy, today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar research subcontract to support the Adjuvant Lung Cancer Enrichment Marker Identification and Sequencing Trials .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biotech, Biology, Science, Response Genetics, Health, Lung Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations

Science, Industry and Business

Learning from medicine - new tools for plant research

A new chemical tool to analyze plant hormone pathways is established by Prof. Dr. Markus Kaiser, Centre for Medical Biotechnology, University of Duisburg-Essen , and Dr. Erich Kombrink, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Entomology, Plant Biology

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoc in Biological Timing

We are looking for a post-doctoral Biological Scientist to investigate the molecular and cellular basis of daily time keeping as part of a -funded research project.

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EurekAlert!

IU study examines how genes, gender and environment influence substance abuse

Social integration, including strong family ties, can protect one's well-being and even reduce the impact high-risk genes have on health.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Crofs Blogs

Nigeria: How Ebola patients survived

Following the recovery and discharge of the first Ebola Virus Disease patient from the isolation centre at the Mainland Hospital in Lagos, facts have emerged as to how the patients are recovering.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Medicine, Science, Genetics, Biology

PhysOrg Weblog

Stem cells reveal how illness-linked genetic variation affects neurons

In this image, cell nuclei are shown in blue and synapses in red and green. Credit: Zhexing Wen/Johns Hopkins Medicine 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, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah researchers: Genetics help Tibetans thrive at elevation

The Salt Lake Tribune) Donald A. McClain, endocrinologist and a professor of internal medicine, Josef Prchal, a professor of internal medicine at the U. School of Medicine, and Tsewang Tashi, a Tibetan who is a hematologist and researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, in Prchal's lab at the University of Utah Medical Center, Friday, August 15, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Sundance Film Festival, Biology, Science, Internal Medicine, Hematology, University of Utah

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