Wednesday 01 October, 2014

Hair raiser! Gene behind human baldness identified

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In a breakthrough, scientists have identified a gene that is behind a rare balding condition called ‘atrichia Continue reading “Hair raiser! Gene behind human baldness identified” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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New gene-editing technique to correct genetic disorder

Diseases caused by genetic mutation may become easier to cure as scientists have discovered that a gene-editing technique, known as CRISPR Continue reading “New gene-editing technique to correct genetic disorder” More...

Golden chocolate chip muffins baked in the kitchen
By BioNews On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Genetic study supports link between carbohydrate digestion and obesity

New research indicates that obesity in the general population may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates. Continue reading “Genetic study supports link between carbohydrate digestion More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Genetic regulators in blood cells located

In order to provide scientists a tool to determine how a healthy blood cell can turn cancerous, researchers have located the regions which determine if a particular gene Continue reading “Genetic regulators More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Address sleep disorders to prevent diabetes, obesity: Study

Scientists have linked inadequate or disturbed sleep to the development of metabolic disorders Continue reading “Address sleep disorders to prevent diabetes, obesity: Study” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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The mummy returns, with high cholesterol, poor dental health!

The ancient Egyptians suffered from same health issues that plague us today, including high cholesterol Continue reading “The mummy returns, with high cholesterol, poor dental health!” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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Researchers find a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia

Chinese doctors have discovered and registered a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia Continue reading “Researchers find a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia” »  More...

Iberian Hare by Pedro Moreira, 2009
By BioNews On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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Hares, turtles, and the race to unravel genetic diversity

If you thought the only way to solve a puzzle was by looking at a picture of its Continue reading “Hares, turtles, and the race to unravel genetic diversity” »  More...

Eight new loci associated with susceptibility to atopic dermatitis, Image courtesy RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM)
By IANS On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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8 new susceptibility loci for eczema identified

In a new study, researchers have identified 8 new loci associated Continue reading “8 new susceptibility loci for eczema identified” »  More...

HIV resistance genetics
By BioNews On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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Researchers explain the genetics of HIV-1 resistance

Drug resistance is a major problem when treating infections. Continue reading “Researchers explain the genetics of HIV-1 resistance” »  More...