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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels

Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental Continue reading “Genes only partially affect intelligence levels” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 15th, 2011
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Protective gene for colorectal cancer identified

Scientists have identified a tumour-suppressing gene called DCC gene (Deleted Colorectal Cancer), which protects against the onset of cancer by causing the death of cells that become cancerous Continue reading “Protective More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 12th, 2011
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Novel gene therapy cuts painful bleeding of inherited blood disorder

Scientists involving one of an Indian origin have found that a single treatment with a newly developed gene therapy significantly improved symptoms of bleeding disorder hemophilia B in adults Continue reading “Novel More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
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‘Malfunctioning’ gene helps clear fats from blood

A malfunctioning copy of a specific gene helps people clear fat from their systems, a new study has suggested Continue reading “‘Malfunctioning’ gene helps clear fats from blood” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Environment and diet leave ‘fingerprints’ on heart health

Genetic changes may lead to heart disease and can be influenced by our diet and environment, a new study has suggested Continue reading “Environment and diet leave ‘fingerprints’ on heart health” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Gene that pulls brake on breast cancer progression identified

A gene known as the 14-3-3s plays a critical role in halting breast cancer initiation and progression Continue reading “Gene that pulls brake on breast cancer progression identified” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Doctors perform sex change operation on toddler

A two-year-old boy underwent a sex change operation in a southern Russia city after doctors discovered that he had been born “with a set of female chromosomes and reproductive organs” Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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Lack of genes linked to shorter height

People with short stature may actually be missing out on certain specific genes, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Lack of genes linked to shorter height” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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Mutations in ‘metabolic’ gene cause some people to stutter

Mutations in a gene governing not speech, but a metabolic pathway involved in recycling old cell parts, is responsible for at least some persistent stuttering Continue reading “Mutations in ‘metabolic’ More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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Some body parts more sensitive to ecological change

Some parts of the body are more sensitive to environmental change than others, which may lead to better ways of treating a variety of diseases, including type-2 diabetes Continue reading “Some body parts more More...