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2 hrs ago | CiteULike
The American Journal of Human Genetics , Vol. 93, No. 4. , pp. 607-619, doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.09.001 Copy number variation is an important determinant of human diversity and plays important roles in susceptibility to disease.
6 hrs ago | The Raw Story
Take a look at several domesticated mammal species and you might spot a number of similarities between them, including those cute floppy ears.
8 hrs ago | Medical News
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report variants in a new gene , PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease .
10 hrs ago | Voice of America
The tough but unpopular cousins of two favorite food crops have yielded their genetic secrets.
13 hrs ago | Science Daily
Researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population. Some 15% of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors.
14 hrs ago | Ag Professional
Growing conditions and pest pressures constantly evolve. But NK soybeans keep pace with growers' needs by offering 21 new varieties to help their crop start strong for the 2015 season.
14 hrs ago | PsychCentral
A new study demonstrates that childhood abuse affects the way genes are activated, thereby influencing a child's long-term development.
15 hrs ago | Medical News Today
This figure is very different from one given in 2012, when some scientists involved in the ENCODE project stated that 80% of our genome has some biochemical function.
Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences - the order of chemical letters in a cell's DNA - may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease.
These permanent mutations were once thought to be the only way for drug-resistant strains to evolve.
If you go by stories of epigenetics and the microbiome, we are on the verge of curing all disease.
The brilliant scientist trying to find new treatments for schizophrenia has spoken about the work that could change millions of lives forever.
Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato.
Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found.
The second, accepted but not yet published by Theoretical and Applied Genetics, was done with several of the professional scientists mentoring the P2EP interns.
The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry's most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body's immune system.
Science and its interpretation is wonderful. Today I saw a post on Twitter from @LAbizar, referencing an @GEN, post that stated 8.2% of Human DNA is Functional with a link to a GEN article: "Surprise: Only 8.2% of Human DNA Is Functional."
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 05:56 pm
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