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Landmark Genetic Interaction Map Reveals the Networks of Cellular Life

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A global genetic interaction map is revolutionizing how genes are being studied. A new study is no longer looking at genes as loners, but instead as a social network of the body, interacting in groups. The new approach may ultimately change our understanding of the genetic roots of diseases.

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Childhood Cancer, Leukemia, Pediatric Cancer, pediatric leukemia, Cancer Research

Identical 5-Year-Old Twins with Identical Cancers

These twin brothers are experiencing the unimaginable together – battling cancer.

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American Society of Human Genetics, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program

American Society of Human Genetics and Mayo Clinic Launch Educational Collaboration

BETHESDA, Md., and ROCHESTER, Minn. — The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) announced today a formal collaboration under which the two organizations will facilitate the use of genomics in medicine through the education of health professionals.

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One Single Biopsy Not Sufficient to Guide Treatment Decisions in Prostate Cancer

Molecular composition of multiple tumors shows genomic differences.

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Smallest-Reported Artificial Virus Could Help Advance Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is a kind of experimental treatment that is designed to fix faulty genetic material and help a patient fight off or recover from a disease. Now scientists have engineered the smallest-reported virus-like shell that can self-assemble. It could someday carry potentially therapeutic DNA or RNA and transfer it to human cells. The report appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Scientists Discover Distant DNA Working Together to Affect Disease Risk

New research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine suggests the 3-D structure DNA forms as it crams into cells may provide an additional layer of gene control.

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Removing Cellular Bookmarks Smooths the Path to Stem Cells

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Cells use specific proteins that help the cell remember what collection of genes needs to be turned on again after cell division. Removing these transcriptional bookmarks may be a key to better reprogramming of human fibroblasts to create induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs.

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Inherited Parental Methylation Shifts Over Time, May Have Functional Effects in the Brain and Other Tissues

Inherited methylation—a form of epigenetic regulation passed down from parents to offspring—is far more dynamic than previously thought and may contribute to changes in the brain and other tissues over time. This finding by Whitehead Institute scientists challenges current understandings of gene regulation via methylation, from development through adulthood.

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Genetic ‘Switch’ Identified as Potential Target for Alzheimer’s Disease

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A team at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (CSC), based at Imperial College London, has found an important part of the machinery that switches on a gene known to protect against Alzheimer’s Disease.

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pediatric neurology, Childhood Epilepsy, severe epileptic encephalopathy, Genetics, Precision Medicine, Pediatrics

Gene Discovery in Severe Epilepsy May Offer Clues to Unique Personalized Therapies

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An international team of researchers who discovered a new gene disorder that causes severe childhood epilepsy leveraged that finding to reduce seizures in two children. The collaborators’ case report reflects the potential of precision medicine--applying basic science knowledge to individualize treatment to a patient’s unique genetic profile

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Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Disease, Infection, Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

Two new studies from the University of Iowa suggest that gene therapy may be a viable approach for treating or preventing lung disease caused by cystic fibrosis (CF).

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epigenetic marks , epigenomes, epigentics, Embryo Development

Ludwig Researchers Solve a Mystery of Early Embryonic Development

A Ludwig Cancer Research study published in the current issue of Nature reports a novel technique to map specific chemical (or “epigenetic”) modifications made to the protein packaging of DNA using a small population of cells. Such epigenetic marks play a central role in the regulation of the genome’s expression.

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An Expanded Genetic Code Is Shown Phototoxic to Cells

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Scientists found that the synthetic bases used to increase the number of DNA bases from the four that occur naturally in all organisms to six, also makes cells so sensitive to near-visible ultraviolet light that the light becomes toxic to cells.

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Award for Genetic Tracking to Rein in Pangolin Poaching

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A team of conservationists at the University of Washington is among the Grand Prize Winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge for its proposal to develop genetic tracking tools to identify poaching hotspots for pangolins, one of the most trafficked group of mammals in the world.

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Diamond Useful for Growing Graphene, Newer Materials for Ultrasound, Complex Materials Can Self-Organize Into Circuits, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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Mosquito Preference for Human Versus Animal Biting Has Genetic Basis

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Malaria-Transmitting Mosquitoes’ Preference for Cattle May Be Due to Chromosome Anomaly

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McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Dianna Milewicz MD PhD, thoracic aortic dissection, Genetic Defect, John Ritter Research Program, Cardiovascular Surgery

UTHealth Researchers Identify Genes Tied to Sudden Thoracic Aortic Dissections

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Out of the blue, Tina Wilkins suffered a dissection of her thoracic aorta. From first symptoms to emergency surgery, here is her story, as well as news on the latest UTHealth genetic discoveries related to the disease.

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New Discovery by Researchers May Lead to Better Understanding and Treatment for a Common Autoinflammatory Disease

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A team of scientists led by Stony Brook University researchers have discovered a new mechanism for a bacterial toxin to inhibit inflammation.

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Genes Essential to Life Found in Mouse Mutants Are Related to Many Human Disease Genes

An international, multi-institutional research collaboration identified, for the first time, mutant traits in the mouse for 52 human disease genes, which significantly contributes to the understanding of the genetic bases for some human diseases.







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