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Consortium Publishes New Standard for Describing Marker Genes

Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) published new standard for describing marker genes with "Minimum Information about an ENvironmental Sequence (MIENS).

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Genetics, Genomics, Pediatrics, human gene expression, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia, Curt Stern Award, American Society of Human Genetics

Geneticist at CHOP Honored for Outstanding Research

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Vivian G. Cheung, M.D., a geneticist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, received the Curt Stern Award of the American Society of Human Genetics on Sat., Nov. 6, at the Society’s 60th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Researchers Re-sequence Six Corn Varieties, Find Some Genes Missing

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Researchers at Iowa State University, China Agricultural University and the Beijing Genomics Institute in China recently re-sequenced and compared six elite inbred corn (maize) lines, including the parents of the most productive commercial hybrids in China and found entire genes that were missing from one line to another.

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DNA, fluid inclusions, Bacteria, Crystal, Organisms, Ecosystem, ancient material, Climate Change

Researchers Kick-Start Ancient DNA

Binghamton University researchers recently revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals. For decades, geologists have looked at these water droplets — called fluid inclusions — and wondered whether microbes could be extracted from them. Fluid inclusions have been found inside salt crystals ranging in age from thousands to hundreds of millions years old.

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Anorexia Nervosa, GWAS, Eating Disorder, copy number variation, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia, Genomics, Center for Applied Genomics

Gene Links to Anorexia Found

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Scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. It is the largest genetic study of this condition.

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thoracic aortic aneurysm, Genetic Predisposition, The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston, DNA, John Ritter Research Program, Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Baylor College Of Medicine, thoracic aortic disease

Researchers Discoveries Shed More Light on Deadly Thoracic Aortic Disease

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Discovery of a fifth gene defect and the identification of 47 DNA regions linked to thoracic aortic disease are the subject of studies released this month involving researchers at UTHealth.

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Genetics, Aging

Scientists Ferret Out a Key Pathway for Aging

A team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and their colleagues describe a molecular pathway that is a key determinant of the aging process.

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Mayo Clinic, Dementia, Research

New Insight Into the Cause of Common Dementia Found by Researchers

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have found a clue as to how some people develop a form of dementia that affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language.

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Autism, Schizophrenia, Rett Syndrome, L1 retrotransposons

Rett Syndrome Mobilizes Jumping Genes in the Brain

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With few exceptions, jumping genes-restless bits of DNA that can move freely about the genome-are forced to stay put. In patients with Rett syndrome, however, a mutation in the MeCP2 gene mobilizes so-called L1 retrotransposons in brain cells, reshuffling their genomes and possibly contributing to the symptoms of the disease when they find their way into active genes, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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Award Winners, Genetics

Genetics Society of America Announces 2011 Award Recipients

The Genetics Society of America announces the recipients of its five awards for distinguished service in the field of genetics. They are: James E. Haber, Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal; John R. Carlton, Genetics Society of America Medal; Abby F. Dernburg, Edward Novitski Prize; Joseph R. Ecker, George W. Beadle Award; Peter J. Bruns, Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education.







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