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Hares, turtles, and the race to unravel genetic diversity

Iberian Hare by Pedro Moreira, 2009

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...

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

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

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...

By IANS On Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Backache? Blame your genes

If you suffer chronic lower backache, then blame your genes, not the lumbar disc generation (LDD) that has long been Continue reading “Backache? Blame your genes” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Too much protein HUWE1 causes intellectual disability

2 to 3 % of the children are born with an intellectual disability. Continue reading “Too much protein HUWE1 causes intellectual disability” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 16th, 2012

CYCLOPS genes may serve as Achilles’ heel for cancer

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have discovered an entirely new class of genes that may serve as an Achilles Continue reading “CYCLOPS genes may serve More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Genetically engineered bacteria `kills malaria parasite`

Researchers have genetically modified a bacterium commonly found in the mosquito’s midgut and found that the parasite that causes malaria in people does not survive in mosquitoes carrying the modified bacterium More...

By BioNews On Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Genes determining breast size found

Researchers have identified seven genetic markers linked with a woman’s breast size Continue reading “Genes determining breast size found” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 6th, 2012

Defective gene blamed for brain and skull malformations

Scientists have discovered a gene whose mutation results in malformed faces and skulls as well as mental retardation Continue reading “Defective gene blamed for brain and skull malformations” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Genes could be blamed for `bad` mums

Whether or not a woman is a good mother is at least partly controlled by genetics, say researchers Continue reading “Genes could be blamed for `bad` mums” »  More...