Genetic Diseases (35 News)

Fishing for New Disease Causing Mutations in the 'dark genome'!

Aug 16, 2017 2:30 pm
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Summary: Researchers have developed a new methodology for identifying disease-causing genetic mutations in the non-coding region of the genome. This ...

Are Humans Closer than Ever to Have Designer Babies?

Aug 6, 2017 9:00 am
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An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing — a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to gen...

How the Immune System Detects Cells With the Wrong Karyotype?

Jun 26, 2017 1:00 pm
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Most living cells have a defined number of chromosomes: Human cells, for example, have 23 pairs. As cells divide, they can make errors that lead to a ...

How First-Cousin Marriages Can Be Good For The Heart!

Jun 8, 2017 2:00 pm
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More than 1,800 individuals carrying loss-of-function mutations in both copies of their genes, so-called "human knockouts," are described in...

A Single Molecule Can Correct The Genetic Defect in Cystic Fibrosis

Jun 5, 2017 2:00 pm
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Researchers from the George Washington University (GW), the University of Perugia, and the University of Rome have discovered a potential new drug to ...

CRISPR Give Hope to Families With a Rare Congenital Heart Defect

May 31, 2017 5:00 pm
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For the first time, scientists discovered a genetic culprit for a severe congenital heart defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). From the Uni...

How Many Biopsy Samples To Take From A Cancer Patient?

May 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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Scientists have used mathematics to predict how many biopsy samples need to be taken from a patient to give an accurate picture of the genetic make-up...

New imaging technique to evaluate the effectiveness of cystic fibrosis drug

May 21, 2017 2:00 pm
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According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, more than 30,000 Americans are living with the disorder. It currently has no cure, though a drug approved...

Genetic finding may allow doctors to predict newborn health during pregnancy

May 12, 2017 9:32 pm
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UCLA scientists have discovered specific genetic changes in the placentas of women who gave birth to growth-restricted infants. These changes appear t...

New System to Help Individualizing Health Care

May 4, 2017 7:00 pm
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Genetic diagnosis of disease and personalization of treatment have the potential to dramatically improve strategies for diagnosis and therapy. Around ...

New Genetic Disease Discovered

Apr 30, 2017 2:00 pm
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Department of medical genetics at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal led by Dr. Girish Katta has discovered a new genetic disease called ‘Multipl...

Identifying New Genetic Mutations Responsible for Hereditary Diseases Among Arab Children

Apr 30, 2017 12:00 pm
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Dr Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali, the Director of the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS), affiliated with Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Med...

Launched by the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies and Latifa Hospital: A research project to detect genetic causes of inherited disorders in Arabs

Apr 29, 2017 4:00 pm
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The Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS), affiliated to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, announced the remarkable suc...

Prostate Cancer cells hoard cholesterol Interfering with their addiction to cholesterol might improve patient survival.

Apr 29, 2017 2:00 pm
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Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid- – So far there has been conflicting evidence on a possible connection between high blood cho...

The discovery of 26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability.

Apr 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Queen's University have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disabi...

Identifying three novel loci in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.

Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorder requiring t...

GenaTi Launching Ceremony

Apr 25, 2017 1:00 pm
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GenaTi Launching Ceremony was held on Sunday 16 April 2017 at King Fahad for Medical Research Building under the patronage of His Excellency the Presi...

How to explain varying outcomes for cancer, Down Syndrome?

Apr 20, 2017 1:00 pm
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Aneuploidy is a condition in which cells contain an abnormal number of chromosomes, and is known to be the cause of many types of cancer and genetic d...

New Comprehensive Carrier Screening Research Assay Features Richest Pan-Ethnic Panel for Detection of Multiple Genetic Variations in Inherited Disease

Apr 4, 2017 3:00 pm
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A new high-throughput, microarray-based assay designed to detect more than 6,000 genomic variations associated with inherited disease now provides ...

How a New Study Could Save Thousands of Lives?

Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am
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Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes. T...


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