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2 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

Genetics play a bigger role than environmental causes for autism

Genetics plays more of a role in the development of autism than environmental causes, according to new research published Sunday in Nature Genetics.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

4 hrs ago | Southland Times

Breeder honoured by nomination

Ermedale farmer Leon Black has been nominated for the "Farmlands individual or business making a significant contribution to the New Zealand sheep industry" in the 2014 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Science / Technology, CPU

6 hrs ago | Medical News Today

The effects of starvation can be passed to future generations

Evidence from human famines and animal studies suggests that starvation can affect the health of descendants of famished individuals.

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Related Topix: Columbia University, Biology, Science, Famine, Natural Disasters, Health

10 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Genetic Mutation Found In 1 Of Every 200 People Linked To Alcoholism, ...

People with a GRM3 gene mutation are two to three times more likely to develop schizophrenia or alcohol dependence and nearly three times more likely to develop bipolar disorder.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Biology, Science

12 hrs ago | Newswise

International Team Sheds New Light on Biology Underlying Schizophrenia

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

17 hrs ago | Mashable

Chinese Researchers Create Disease-Resistant Wheat by Deleting Genes

Advanced genome-editing techniques have been used to create a strain of wheat resistant to a destructive fungal pathogen - called powdery mildew - that is a major bane to the world's top food source, according to scientists at one of China's leading centers for agricultural research.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Biology

20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Rare gene could increase risk of schizophrenia, alcoholism and bipolar

A new study carried out by scientists from University College London in the UK has reported on the discovery of a rare gene variant found in about 1 in every 200 people that could increase the risk of developing alcohol dependence, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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Related Topix: Schizophrenia, Medicine, Health, Alcoholism, Genetics, Biology, Science

20 hrs ago | LiveScience

New Schizophrenia Gene Links Uncovered

A new genetic analysis of people with schizophrenia - and the largest study investigating the genetic basis of any psychiatric disorder to date - provides hints that the disease may sometimes be connected with infections as some researchers have long suggested.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Cambridge, MA

20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Study suggests cystic fibrosis is 2 diseases, 1 that affects the lungs and 1 that doesn't

Cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn't affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Mashable

Danish People Are Genetically Programmed For Happiness

The Danish are consistently ranked as the world's happiest people , and a new study shows that the key may be found in their DNA.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

The Macon Telegraph

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Examiner.com

Study finds genetic link to risk of autism

Nearly 60 percent of the risk of developing autism can be linked to gene variants common in most of the population and occurring in people who do not have the disorder, according to an international study.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Carnegie Mellon University

CiteULike

Complete haplotype sequence of the human immunoglobulin heavy-chain...

Complete haplotype sequence of the human immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable, diversity, and joining genes and characterization of allelic and copy-number variation.

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EurekAlert!

UCI researchers find epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders

Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain's prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to UC Irvine scientists.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Science, Industry and Business

Marmoset sequence sheds new light on primate biology and evolution

An international team of scientists led by the Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University St. Louis, including a researcher from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset - the first sequence of a New World Monkey - providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid ... (more)

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Baylor College of Medicine, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Last step before full genome sequence of bread wheat genome

The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science researchers and breeders.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Genetics, Medicine, Plant Biology, Biology, Science, UC Davis, Health

Medical News Today

Gene identified that controls the timing of precisely ordered events during maturation

Closely related organisms share most of their genes, but these similarities belie major differences in behavior, intelligence, and physical appearance.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Motley Fool

Alzheimer's Needs Cures, Not Pyrrhic Victories

With the clinical trial failure rate for Alzheimer's drugs an astounding 99.6%, major drugmakers have seen one promising Alzheimer's treatment after another fail.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Sangamo Biosciences, Startups

EurekAlert!

Singapore scientists discover genetic cause of common breast tumours in women

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and Singapore General Hospital have made a seminal breakthrough in understanding the molecular basis of fibroadenoma, one of the most common breast tumours diagnosed in women.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Biology

HON

Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

Most of the genetic risk for autism appears to come from common gene variants rather than spontaneous gene mutations, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Carnegie Mellon University

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