Genetics Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 6, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Publishers' Weekly

    ... at the University of Manchester (U.K.), simply and comprehensively explains the history and basics of modern genetics. In the first half of his book, Cobb explores the personalities and the experiments that led to the discovery of the genetic code ...

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  2. Parental relatedness linked to height and educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | New Scientist

    ... of first cousins have 10 months less formal education than others ( Nature , DOI: 10.1038/nature14618 ). But genetics is just one component of intelligence. "Of course cognition depends on a lot of environmental factors as well," says Wilson. If you ...

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  3. Scientists link blue eyes with alcoholismRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Fox News

    Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? A new study out of the University of Vermont suggests that the link not only exists, but it appears to be a genetic one. Reporting in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics , the researchers find that among European-Americans, those with light-colored eyes-described as ones that are green, gray, and brown in the center-have higher rates of alcohol dependency than Euro-Americans with dark brown eyes; that link is strongest in blue-eyed people.

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  4. New epigenetic mechanism revealed in brain cellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | EurekAlert!

    For decades, researchers in the genetics field have theorized that the protein spools around which DNA is wound, histones, remain constant in the brain, never changing after development in the womb. Now, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered that histones are steadily replaced in brain cells throughout life - a process which helps to switch genes on and off.

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  5. Can we measure cow efficiency? Not as a single traitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Beef Magazine

    ... a trait called cow efficiency. It's not a trait. It's an index of components," says Mike MacNeil, with Delta G genetics consulting. Genetic evaluation in some breeds gets at evaluating potential efficiency components like stayability and heifer ...

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  6. Parents' genetic similarities could affect kids' height, intellectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | KFVS12

    ... and so would not be subject to so much natural selection," said Wilson, a senior lecturer in population and disease genetics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. It has long been known that children born to closely related parents are at ...

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  7. R. Rodney Howell receives ASHG's annual Advocacy AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Medical News

    The American Society of Human Genetics has named R. Rodney Howell, MD, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman Emeritus of Pediatrics, and Member of the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, as the first recipient of its new, annual Advocacy Award. This award honors individuals or groups who have exhibited excellence and achievement in applications of human genetics for the common good, in areas such as facilitating public awareness of genetics issues, promoting funding for biomedical research, and integrating genetics into health systems.

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  8. Researchers find using genetic association data applied to drug...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A team of researchers with member affiliations to institutions in the U.S. and Hong Kong, has found that researchers going after drug targets that have supporting genetic evidence could double the success rate of new drugs making it through clinical trials. In their paper published in the journal Nature Genetics , the team describes how they correlated data from gene associated disease databases to drug development databases to find commonalities.

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  9. U.S. Lawmakers Say No to Embryo Gene EditingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Jewish World Review

    ... far away science fiction. But with the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2001 and progress in the field of genetics, manipulation of genes is close to becoming a reality, and much sooner than any of us

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  10. ASHG declares 2015 recipients of annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Medical News

    The American Society of Human Genetics has named Robert L. Nussbaum, M.D., chief medical officer of invitae and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco ; Roderick R. McInnes, CM, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital and Alva chair in human genetics, Canada Research chair in neurogenetics, and professor of human genetics and biochemistry at McGill University; and Huntington F. Willard, Ph.D., president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and professor of human genetics at the University of Chicago; as the 2015 recipients of its annual Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education.

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  11. Investigating why most Alzheimer's patients are womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Recordpub.com

    ... that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how women age? Maybe even lifestyle factors? One worrisome hint is that research shows a notorious ...

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  12. Blue-eyed individuals may have greater chance of becoming alcoholicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Medical News

    People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont. The work, led by Arvis Sulovari, a doctoral student in cellular, molecular and biological sciences, and Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Dawei Li, Ph.D., is the first to make a direct connection between a person's eye color and alcohol dependence.

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  13. FlyNet: a versatile network prioritization server for the Drosophila communityRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Nucleic Acids Research

    Drosophila melanogaster has been a popular model organism in animal genetics due to the high accessibility of reverse-genetics tools. In addition, the close relationship between the Drosophila and human genomes rationalizes the use of Drosophila as an invertebrate model for human neurobiology and disease research.

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  14. Via Christi clinic to assess cancer risk will open Sept. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... lot of patients don't want to go," Tenofsky said. "It's a long trip to go to a counseling session regarding their genetics. It's inconvenient for both the patient and physician." The program will be housed on the second floor of Via Christi Hospital ...

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  15. Blasters and the Art of Breeding: ConcentratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | High Times

    For millions of years, the cannabis plant evolved with Mother Nature acting as the head breeder. All of the world's genetics were shaped by the hand of natural selection, including luck, timing and climate variables.

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  16. 4 Superstar Strains to Make Your DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | High Times

    ... "Neville's Haze"), an almost pure sativa that Nevil stabilized made up of Thai, Colombian, Indian and Mexican genetics originally bred by the Haze Brothers of Northern California. This classic Haze provides a pleasant, piney-flavored punch that's ...

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  17. Condiment lovers have a caterpillar to thankRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | UPI

    ... for us," Pires told NPR . "They have a function. All these flavors are evolution." "If we can harness the power of genetics and determine what causes these copies of genes," Pire said, "we could produce plants that are more pest-resistant to insects ...

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  18. The Forever Fix: A Story of Gene TherapyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Manchester Journal

    MANCHESTER >> Green Mountain Academy will welcome Ricki Lewis, a science writer with a PhD in genetics, and the author of The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It. The book tells the story of eight-year-old Corey Haas who was nearly blind when, in 2008, gene therapy restored his sight in a matter of days.

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  19. WASP: a Web-based Allele-Specific PCR assay designing tool for detecting SNPs and mutationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | CiteULike

    BACKGROUND:Allele-specific Polymerase Chain Reaction is a convenient and inexpensive method for genotyping Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and mutations. It is applied in many recent studies including population genetics, molecular genetics and pharmacogenomics.

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  20. Study Suggests Link between Eye Color and Alcohol DependenceRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Newswise

    People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont. The work, led by Arvis Sulovari, a doctoral student in cellular, molecular and biological sciences, and Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Dawei Li, Ph.D., is the first to make a direct connection between a person's eye color and alcohol dependence.

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