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Newswise: Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

UC Davis MIND Institute

Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don’t know anything about it, let alone have the resources to properly diagnose or treat it.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Neuro, Genetics, Europe News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
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Liver Fibrosis 'Off Switch' Discovered in Mice

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified several genetic switches, or transcription factors, that determine whether or not liver cells produce collagen — providing a new therapeutic target for liver fibrosis.

Channels: Cell Biology, Digestive Disorders, Genetics, Liver Disease, All Journal News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers Uncover Mechanism for How Common Gene Therapy Vectors Enter Cells

Researchers Uncover Mechanism for How Common Gene Therapy Vectors Enter Cells

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Researchers have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types—the most commonly used viral vectors for in vivo gene therapy.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Pharmaceuticals, Vision, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
23-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
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New Drug Target for Prostate Cancer Found in the Non-Coding Genome

University Health Network (UHN)

Scientists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have identified the drivers of a crucial gene involved in prostate cancer, revealing new targets for drug design.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, Men's Health, Pharmaceuticals, Cell Biology, Genetics, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 5:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Traces of the European Enlightenment Found in the DNA of Western Sign Languages

Traces of the European Enlightenment Found in the DNA of Western Sign Languages

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Sign languages throughout North and South America and Europe have centuries-long roots in five European locations, a finding that gives new insight into the influence of the European Enlightenment on many of the world's signing communities and the evolution of their languages.

Channels: History, Genetics, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression

University of Chicago

A group of University of Chicago scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. Rather than directions going one-way from DNA to RNA to proteins, the latest study shows that RNA itself modulates how DNA is transcribed—using a chemical process that is increasingly apparent to be vital to biology. The discovery has significant implications for our understanding of human disease and drug design.

Channels: Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Pharmaceuticals, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 2:50 PM EST
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Newswise: First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past
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First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past

Harvard Medical School

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Nature (journal), African News, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Genetic marking discovery improves fruit quality, bolsters climate defenses

Cornell University

Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists at Cornell University have come up with a powerful new method that improves fruit quality and acts as a key defense against pests and a changing climate.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Food Science, Genetics, Plants, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST
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