Genetic Diseases (286 News)

Japanese Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Are Genetically Predisposed to Interstitial Lung Disease

Mar 23, 2019 2:00 pm
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Many diseases show major differences in their prevalence from one country to another, but it is often unclear whether this is due to lifestyle and ...

Genetic Mutation Is Found to Ensure Better Prognosis for Wilson Disease Patients

Mar 10, 2019 3:00 pm
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Wilson disease (copper storage disease) is a rare genetic disorder in which one or more genetic mutations disrupt copper metabolism in the liver. A...

A New CRISPR/Cas9 Therapy Can Suppress Aging, Opening Door for Better Understanding of Aging in Humans

Feb 26, 2019 1:00 pm
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Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease, to name a few....

A New Insight on Gene Mutations Associated With Autism

Feb 17, 2019 12:00 pm
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A McMaster scientist has co-led new research which suggests increased activity in neurons that are deficient in two genes could cause autism-relate...

Genomics Seems to Do What Other Tests Could Not in Prenatal Testing

Feb 16, 2019 2:00 pm
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A new kind of prenatal genetic testing can improve obstetricians' ability to diagnose the underlying causes of fetal anomalies found during pre...

Discovering Factors Trigger Toxic-Protein Production in ALS and a Known Drug to Block this Process

Feb 2, 2019 4:00 pm
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Patients with ALS frequently have a string of repeated DNA code in the cells of their brain, carrying hundreds to thousands of copies within the ge...

A New Study Concludes that Haemochromatosis Is Associated with Higher Levels of Disease than Previously Thought

Jan 21, 2019 1:00 pm
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The most common genetic disorder in people from northern Europe is associated with substantially higher levels of disease than previously thought, ...

A Genetic Test to Measure Sociability in Dogs

Dec 29, 2018 12:00 pm
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Pet lovers seeking a better understanding of their four-footed friends might benefit from a new genetic test for sociability in dogs. While st...

Injection of Short RNA Molecule Improves Vision in Leber Congenital Amaurosis

Dec 27, 2018 2:00 pm
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PHILADELPHIA -- A new treatment for patients with a form of congenital retinal blindness has shown success in improving vision, according to result...

Scientists Discover New Rare Mutation in MAPT Gene That Causes an Inherited Form of Frontotemporal Dementia

Dec 20, 2018 1:00 pm
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Unlike the more common Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia tends to afflict young people. It accounts for an estimated 20 percent of...

New Research Confirms the Role of Glial Cells in Huntington's Disease

Dec 20, 2018 12:00 pm
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New research gives scientists a clearer picture of what is happening in the brains of people with Huntington’s disease and lays out a potenti...

An Immune Response Associated with the Development of Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS) Detected in Zebrafish

Dec 18, 2018 12:00 pm
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Idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is a complex genetic disorder that affects approximately 4 per cent of children worldwide, yet its underlying biological ...

Researchers Implement a Massive Sequencing Platform for (DF-PGT) for the First Time in History

Dec 16, 2018 3:00 pm
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A research team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with the Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia, has managed ...

New Discovery About The Role of Dark Matter in Human Sex Determination

Dec 16, 2018 11:00 am
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Medical researchers at Melbourne's Murdoch Children's Research Institute have made a new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined...

New Research Reveals the Three-Dimensional Structure of the DUX4 Protein Which Is Responsible for Muscular Dystrophy

Dec 15, 2018 4:00 pm
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New research by University of Minnesota scientists has revealed the three dimensional structure of the DUX4 protein, which is responsible for the d...

The Relationship between DNA Damage and Mutations in Genetic Diseases and Cancer

Dec 11, 2018 12:00 pm
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Scientists have reported that many inheritance mutations are caused by DNA damage rather than errors in DNA doubling. The study was conducted by an...

A New Syndrome Uncovers the First Evidence Linking ODC1 Mutation and Developmental Problems in Humans

Dec 1, 2018 11:00 am
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A Michigan State University pediatric researcher and a Spectrum Health physician have identified a new genetic syndrome in a 3-year-old girl who, f...

Breast Cancer Gene Mutation is not a "Feminine' Issue"

Oct 8, 2018 9:00 am
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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. At least 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in genes such as BRC...

Lumoxiti, the First New Treatment Option for HCL's Patients in Over 20 Years

Sep 26, 2018 12:00 pm
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AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has appro...

Parents should Pay Attention to the Food that they Give to their hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) Babies

Sep 25, 2018 1:00 pm
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Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fruct...


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