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  1. Evolution Of Sex: More Than 100 Years Of Research And We Still...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Medical Daily

    ... B , Abbott and her colleagues discuss how the study of sex chromosome evolution has primarily been focused on genetics. They believe looking at how the environment affects the development and evolution of sex chromosomes can advance the research. ...

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  2. Improving Wheat Yields by Increasing Grain Size, WeightRead the original story

    Friday | Newswise

    Larger, heavier wheat kernels - that's how associate professor Wanlong Li of the SDSU Department of Biology and Microbiology seeks to increase wheat production. Through a three-year, $930,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Li is collaborating with Bing Yang, an associate professor in genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa State, to increase wheat grain size and weight using a precise gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9.

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  3. Open-access genetic screening for hereditary breast cancer is feasible and effectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EurekAlert!

    Ashkenazi Jewish women are known to have a predisposition to the inherited breast cancers BRCA1 and BRCA2, but currently genetic testing in this group is limited to women affected by breast and ovarian cancers and those who are unaffected but have a family history of the disease. Ms Sari Lieberman, a genetic counsellor at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel, will tell the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics tomorrow that offering open-access BRCA testing to Ashkenazi women unaffected by cancer, regardless of their family history, enables the identification of carriers who would otherwise have been missed.

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  4. Balancing rights and responsibilities in insurers' access to genetic test resultsRead the original story

    Thursday May 25 | Science Daily

    ... they may be discriminated against based on their results. At the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics tomorrow (Saturday), Anya Prince, JD MPP, a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Genomics and Society, ...

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  5. Two genetic variants in bicuspid aortic valve developmentRead the original story

    Thursday May 25 | Science Daily

    ... of GATA4 during valve formation," says senior author Cristen Willer, Ph.D., professor of internal medicine, human genetics and computational medicine and bioinformatics. "Because most genetic variants associated with human disease are in the 99 ...

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  6. World-first discovery of protein that causes liver disease brings hope for new treatmentsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 24 | Science Daily

    ... Santoro. IFN-3, not IFN-4, likely mediates IFNL3IFNL4 haplotypedependent hepatic inflammation and fibrosis . Nature Genetics , 2017; 49 (5): 795 DOI: 10.1038/ng.3836 Westmead Institute for Medical Research. "World-first discovery of protein that ...

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  7. New cholesterol fighting meds target key geneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KFVS12

    ... said Dr. Frederick Dewey, lead researcher of one of the trials. He is senior director and head of translational genetics at the Regeneron Genetics Center in Tarrytown, N.Y. Evinacumab -- an antibody-based therapy developed by Dewey and his team -- ...

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  8. Pharmacogenomics Market Analysis by Global Industry Growth, Regions, Types and Forecasts 2027Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | SBWire

    ... the Diagnostic Test segment has out grown the other segments holding the largest market share. Key Players -Myriad Genetics, Inc (U.S) -Transgenomic, Inc(U.S) -23andMe (U.S) -Pathway Genomics (CA) -Genetech (CA) -GeneDX (U.S) -Teva Pharmaceutical ...

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  9. These Genes May Explain Why Some People Live To Be 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | MSN Living

    Every few years, a news article surfaces with "tips for longevity" from a centenarian. While these tips may be helpful, the articles fail to explain that one of the largest determiners of old age is genetics, regardless of how much kale you eat or how many miles you run.

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  10. The non-blooming shrub mystery, flop-proofing and a hemlock bug: This Weekend in the GardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PennLive.com

    ... early spring, you'll cut off the flower buds along with the branches. One is lack of sunlight. Some shrubs have the genetics to flower in varying amounts of shade, while others are adapted to blooming only in full sunlight. Other times, a shrub that ...

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  11. Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Medical News Today

    ... an isolated population from mountainous villages in the Pomak region of northern Greece. Scientists studied the genetics of 1700 people in the population. They discovered four separate genetic variants that affect diastolic blood pressure , fasting ...

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  12. OGT makes several advances in hybridization-based targeted sequencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Medical News

    Oxford Gene Technology , The Molecular Genetics Company, has made several advances in hybridization-based target enrichment protocols that now enable researchers to prepare samples for sequencing in just one day. Researchers can now access the high-quality results of hybridization-based targeted sequencing with a speed comparable to that of amplicon-based approaches.

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  13. Does genetic heterogeneity account for the divergent risk of type 2...Read the original story

    Friday | CiteULike

    ... estimates for common and novel bi-allelic SNPs in South Asians were compared with white Europeans from the DIAbetes Genetics Replication And Meta-analysis (DIAGRAM) consortium. The population burden from predisposing SNPs was assessed using a ...

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  14. European Optogenetics Market rises with a CAGR of 16.40% from 2016 to 2021.Read the original story

    Friday | Emailwire.com

    ... and lack of skilled labor to handle the tools is holding back the market growth. Optogenetics is the combination of genetics and optics to control well-defined events within specific cells of tissues. The development of improved gene editing ...

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  15. Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down celluloseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EurekAlert!

    ... we have high-resolution genomes, and we didn't have them then," she said. "We're able to conduct more comparative genetics and now we're trying to figure out the ecological roles in their microbiome." Understanding in greater detail the protein ...

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  16. Myriad Genetics Release: Coverage Of Prolaris Test Expands With The...Read the original story

    Thursday May 25 | BioSpace

    Myriad Genetics , Inc. , a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor that assesses molecular diagnostic technologies, has issued a positive final Local Coverage Determination to expand Medicare coverage of the ProlarisA test. Today's decision extends coverage to Medicare beneficiaries with favorable intermediate risk prostate cancer and builds on a prior decision that provided coverage for men with low- and very low-risk prostate cancer .

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  17. 2017 May Be Record Year For Corn ReplantingRead the original story

    Friday | Agri Marketing

    ... and a slight reduction in corn acreage this year, Kavanaugh said. "Of course the very best hybrids, the latest genetics -- those are tough to get," he added, an observation echoed by all the seed companies. "The closer we get to June 1, the tougher ...

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  18. Genetic risk factor for equine eye cancer identifiedRead the original story

    Thursday May 25 | Science Daily

    ... the protein so it can't recognize UV-damaged DNA," said Dr. Rebecca Bellone, an equine geneticist at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and associate adjunct professor at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. "We believe this is a risk factor ...

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  19. FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of OriginRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 25 | MedicineNet

    So on Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that, for the first time, it had approved a cancer drug based on disease genetics rather than the body part where the cancer originated. The drug, Keytruda , is targeted to what are called "mismatch repair genes," and its approval means it can be used to fight tumors with these genes wherever they appear -- in the colon, pancreas, stomach, ovaries or other body sites.

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  20. Transcriptomic resources for the medicinal legume Mucuna pruriens: de ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | BioMed Central

    ... plant currently lacks genomic resources and there is limited knowledge on gene expression, metabolic pathways, and genetics of secondary metabolite production. Here, we present transcriptomic resources for M. pruriens , including a de novo ...

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