Genetic Diseases (279 News)

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...

Using CRISPR Technology to Repair a Genetic Defect in a Human Embryo !!

Sep 24, 2018 10:00 am
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A team of researchers in China has used a form of the CRISPR gene editing technique to repair a genetic defect in a viable human embryo. In their pape...

Missense Genetic Mutation in the TBX2 Gene is to Blame for the Serious Clinical Manifestation in Patients

Sep 22, 2018 10:00 am
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It all began with one young patient; a 7-year old boy who was born without a thymus, an important organ of the immune system, and without functiona...

Obstetricians/Gynecologists are Wondering about the Importance of Prenatal Genetic Testes !!

Sep 19, 2018 12:00 pm
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Decades ago, pregnant women had to wait about 40 weeks before knowing much about their baby. But swiftly moving technology offers increasingly deta...

CRISPR Gene-Editing Technique May Help Stopping Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Progression

Sep 18, 2018 10:00 am
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DALLAS – Aug. 30, 2018 – Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystroph...

Genetic Mutations Could Play a Vital Role in Improving Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Patients

Sep 17, 2018 10:00 am
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Scientists have discovered a link between certain genetic mutations, the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, risk of developing the disease and poorer ...

Metastatic Breast Cancer May Caused by a Master Gene Regulator

Sep 12, 2018 10:00 am
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LA JOLLA—A team at the Salk Institute has identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic behavior of tumor cells that makes some...

Uncovering a Gene Mutation Leads to Pachygyria in Children

Sep 8, 2018 10:00 am
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Ashleigh Schaffer, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and a team of global genetics experts h...


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