Genetics (258 News)

Gene Could Gene Could Play Role in Body's Muscle Masslay Role in Body's Muscle Mass

Jan 18, 2017 9:00 am
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Scientists have identified a gene they think could play a role in determining a person's muscle mass - which is linked to a number of health facto...

Team Identifies Gene Mutations Behind Lack of a Nose

Jan 16, 2017 2:29 pm
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Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) led a large, international research team that has identified gene mutations associated with a ra...

Genes Affecting Our Communication Skills Relate to Genes for Psychiatric Disorder

Jan 5, 2017 2:00 pm
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By screening thousands of individuals, an international team led by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the University of B...

Researchers Identify New Genes Implicated in Neurodegenerative Conditions

Dec 29, 2016 5:00 pm
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An international team of scientists has discovered that the gene, OGDHL, a key protein required for normal function of the mitochondria—the ener...

Alcohol Use Disorder and Divorce: Evidence for a Genetic Correlation

Dec 29, 2016 11:00 am
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Alcohol use disorder and divorce are strongly correlated, meaning that experiencing one makes it more likely to experience the other in one's life...

IKZF1 Gene Mutations Increase Hereditary Risk for ALL in Children

Dec 29, 2016 9:00 am
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A late-breaking abstract being presented today during the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego identif...

Study Reveal that Pathogenic Variants of Two Genes Moderately Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

Dec 29, 2016 8:00 am
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Inherited pathogenic variants in protein coding genes BARD1 and RAD51D increase a woman's likelihood of developing breast cancer, according to res...

Discovery of a Genetic Disease Which Causes Brain Aging

Dec 28, 2016 12:00 pm
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A new genetic disease which results in neurodegeneration has been discovered by experts at the University of Sussex. In a study published today, Wedn...

Genetic Mutation Could Increase the Risk of Getting a Cytomegalovirus Infection

Dec 28, 2016 9:00 am
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Experimenting with human cells and mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that a genetic mutation that alters a protein called NOD1 may increase s...

Researchers Identify Gene Variants Associated With Newly Described Developmental Disorder

Dec 26, 2016 8:00 am
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An international team of scientists has identified variants of the gene EBF3 causing a developmental disorder with features in common with autism. Ide...

Mutations in life's 'essential genes' tied to autism

Dec 14, 2016 4:34 pm
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Genes known to be essential to life—the ones humans need to survive and thrive in the womb—also play a critical role in the development of...

Researchers Reveal That Aging is Linked to RNA Splicing Process

Dec 8, 2016 10:00 am
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Aging is a key risk factor for a variety of devastating, chronic diseases, yet the biological factors that influence when and how rapidly cells deteri...

Researchers Identify a New Gene Variant Associated With Lower Consumption of Alcohol

Nov 29, 2016 9:00 am
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In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the de...

Researchers Conduct Largest Study to Uncover Mutations Associated With Schizophrenia Risk

Nov 23, 2016 10:00 am
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Many of the genetic variations that increase risk for schizophrenia are rare, making it difficult to study their role in the disease. To overcome this...

Study Reveal That a Protein Known for Its Role in Muscles and Bones Activated only in Primates Brains

Nov 10, 2016 1:00 pm
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A gene that regulates bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals may take on an additional role as a promoter of brain maturation, cognition and lea...

Researcher Identify a New Gene Limits Stroke and Heart Attacks Damage

Nov 7, 2016 1:00 pm
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Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have found a major clue that may explain why some people sustain relatively little ...

Researchers Identify Tow New Genes Responsible for Sleep Stages

Nov 7, 2016 11:00 am
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Researchers have identified the first two core genes that regulate the amount of deep sleep and dreaming, a key development they believe will lead to ...

Study Reports The Role of Junk DNA Sequences in Bone Cancer

Nov 2, 2016 8:00 am
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The stretches of DNA between genes, littered with repeating sequences, were once considered the "junk of the genome," but scientists are lea...

Researchers Identify Mutation Responsible for Dyskeratosis Congenital, a Premature Aging Disease

Nov 1, 2016 1:28 pm
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Scientists have demonstrated how a mutation in a specific protein in stem cells causes an incurable premature aging disease called dyskeratosis congen...

Researchers Links Autism Spectrum Disorder to Mitochondrial DNA Mutations

Oct 30, 2016 9:00 am
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Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have greater numbers of harmful mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than family members, repor...


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