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  1. Some brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy, new study suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | Science, Industry and Business

    ... biology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a member of the Institute for Cancer Genetics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Anna Lasorella, MD, is professor of pathology & cell biology and pediatrics at ...

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  2. Rutgers University and BioViva USA, Inc. join forces to create a vaccine against agingRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

    ... chronic kidney disease, and dementia. Professor of the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Hua Zhu and his postdoc Dabbu Jaijyan, are attempting to defy and reverse the biological ...

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  3. What Are Mendelian Traits? Everything You Need to KnowRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Kelsey Group

    The word "Mendelian" is one of those last-name adjectives that are used to describe something that someone once invented and, as such, their last name has been used to describe that very thing they have discovered or invented. Mendelian actually takes after an Augustinian monk who has changed the field of genetics completely.

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  4. Are Fraternal Twins Genetic? Why Fraternal Twins Run in FamiliesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Kelsey Group

    Fraternal and identical twins and genetics? Huh? Some of us may know what all the words in this sentence mean, but other may just recognize the word twins but wonder what the rest means. Let us back up all the way to the basic definitions so that as much of our audience understands what we are talking about before things get a bit more complex and then kind of simple again.

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  5. Is Epilepsy Genetic? How Genetics Play a Part in Many Types of EpilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Kelsey Group

    ... aspect of epilepsy. Researchers were able to determine that certain types of epilepsies are, indeed, caused by genetics. The genetics is behind the type of seizure that is experienced as well as the brain area that is affected. While some genes were ...

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  6. Is Skin Cancer Genetic? What to Do If Skin Cancer Runs in Your FamilyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Kelsey Group

    These days, asking if something is genetic has become second nature . The field of genetics has blossomed over the past few years to something incredible.

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  7. Is Parkinson's Disease Genetic? How Do Genes Play a Role in Parkinson's?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Kelsey Group

    Given the rapidly advancing field of bio engineering, and the fact that genetics has crept its way into practically every disease over the last few years, asking if a condition is genetic has become a common and safe habit. In many ways, given the discoveries that have followed the advancements in the sciences that have helped shape our understanding of the field of genetics and genomics, it has even become safe to assume that everything that is taking place within the human system is, in one way or another, genetic.

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  8. Younger Sibs of Kids with Autism or ADHD May Be At Higher RiskRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | PsychCentral

    ... This study supports the conclusion that ASD and ADHD are highly heritable and may share underlying causes and genetics. Researchers believe the development of reliable recurrence risk estimates of diagnoses within the same disorder and across other ...

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  9. 'Pandemic' rings warning bell about gene-editing technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

    ... from its owner, Wei Zhao, a Chinese billionaire businessman who holds a double Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics. Wei, a body-building enthusiast who admires Arnold Schwarzenegger, makes an intriguing villain. The novel also offers an ...

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  10. Researchers Develop Personalized Medicine Tool for Inherited Colorectal Cancer Syndrome RiskRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Health News Digest

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA and LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS - An international team of researchers led by Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing symptoms of the disease. The results were published this week in the journal Genetics in Medicine.

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  11. Siblings of Children with Autism or ADHD are at Elevated Risk for Both DisordersRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Health News Digest

    ... This study supports the conclusion that ASD and ADHD are highly heritable and may share underlying causes and genetics. Reliable recurrence risk estimates of diagnoses within the same disorder and across other disorders can aid screening and ...

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  12. Study reveals new link between atrial fibrillation and mutations in heart disease geneRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... gene to early-onset Afib. "We know Afib is heritable, that variants in many genes likely contribute to it, and that genetics have a strong influence in people who are diagnosed young," said Patrick Ellinor, an associate member in the Broad ...

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  13. A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    ... the 1970s as coyote populations expanded across North America. This is significant because it means that red wolf genetics persist in the American southwest nearly 40 years after the species was thought to have become entirely extinct in the wild. ...

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  14. Transformed: the plant whose sex life fascinated Charles DarwinRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    ... these goals we establish pioneering long-term research objectives in plant and microbial science, with a focus on genetics. These objectives include promoting the translation of research through partnerships to develop improved crops and to make new ...

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  15. Estimating the number of sexual events per generation in a facultatively sexual haploid populationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Heredity

    ... reproduction plays a major role in the genetic structure of populations of the fungus Mycosphaerella graminicola . Genetics 142:1119-1127 Constable GWA, Kokko H (2018) The rate of facultative sex governs the number of expected mating types in ...

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  16. AgriLife scientists: Sugarcane genome sequencing a big first step toward better varietiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Southwest Farm Press

    Sequencing the especially complex genome of sugarcane is one of the significant achievements of agricultural science in 2018, appearing as the cover story of the international science journal Nature Genetics in November. The accomplishment is a step toward molecular interventions that could one day allow sugarcane crop improvements to take place over shorter periods of time and with greater efficiency than is possible today, said Dr. Qingyi Yu, Texas A&M AgriLife Research genomics scientist in Dallas.

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  17. Improving PTSD care through geneticsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Stanford

    ... then we also know that there are individual differences in how people respond to trauma. That's where I think the genetics work comes in. We want to be able to understand who will develop PTSD and why. Ultimately we hope to better predict who will ...

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  18. A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island, TexasRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Science Daily

    ... the 1970s as coyote populations expanded across North America. This is significant because it means that red wolf genetics persist in the American southwest nearly 40 years after the species was thought to have become entirely extinct in the wild. ...

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  19. HER2 mutations can cause treatment resistance in metastatic ER-positive breast cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PhysOrg Weblog

    Metastatic breast cancers treated with hormone therapy can become treatment-resistant when they acquire mutations in the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 that were not present in the original tumor, reports a team led by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute. "It was surprising to discover that HER2 mutations can be acquired in the metastatic setting, suggesting that these tumors evolve," said Nikhil Wagle, senior author of the paper in Nature Genetics .

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  20. Mastectomy campaigner slams Facebook for banning breast cancer postsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mail on Sunday

    ... and knowing two paternal great aunts died from the disease. Although not diagnosed with the BRCA mutation, the genetics team explained she may be at risk of an undiagnosed genetic mutation, only cementing her decision to undergo surgery. Ms Walker ...

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