Genome & Genomics (389 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 ...

Breeding Healthier Colonies of Honeybees Lies in the Genes That Control Their Hygienic Behavior

Mar 19, 2019 4:00 pm
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The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes—known for controlling hygienic behaviour—that enable colo...

The Way by Which HMCES Protein Maintains DNA Integrity is Revealed

Mar 19, 2019 1:00 pm
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As David Cortez, PhD, tells the story of his research team’s latest discovery, he shakes his head in disbelief. “I’m just as...

A Gene Commonly Mutated in Pediatric Melanoma is Revealed

Mar 18, 2019 12:00 pm
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Comprehensive clinical genomic testing of an adolescent patient, including whole genome sequencing, helped researchers identify mutations in a sing...

Mutations in Antibodies May Heightened the Risk of Allergic Diseases in Children

Mar 12, 2019 3:00 pm
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A team of researchers from Stanford University, the University of Cincinnati, Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Garvan Institute of Me...

DNA Damaging Gut Bacteria Toxin Might Be Involved in Colorectal Cancer

Mar 12, 2019 2:00 pm
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For more than a decade, scientists have worked to understand the connection between colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, ...

Genetics May Play a Role in Being Happily Married

Mar 12, 2019 1:00 pm
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People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay toget...

Optical Mapping of DNA From a Single Cell Provides Large-Scale Information about the Genome

Mar 11, 2019 2:00 pm
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Take two cancer cells and compare their genomes. Surprisingly, they can be quite different. This genetic variation is one of the hallmarks of cance...

Genetic Engineering Promises to Improve Bone Marrow Transplants

Mar 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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Queensland researchers have conducted Australia’s first clinical trial using genetically engineered immune cells to make bone marrow transpla...

Could We Treat Tuberculosis by Its Suicide System?

Mar 9, 2019 3:00 pm
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.3 million died...

A Newly Discovered Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) Clock to Determine Biological Age

Mar 9, 2019 2:00 pm
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A newly discovered ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clock can be used to accurately determine an individual's chronological and biological age, according t...

Identifying the Mechanism Used by the Helicase Ring to Separate DNA Strands in the Replication Process

Mar 9, 2019 12:00 pm
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DNA replication is a complex process in which a helicase ring separates the DNA molecule's two entwined and encoded strands, allowing each to p...

A New Study Demonstrates That, During Mitosis, Chromosome DNA Is Packed in Stacked Layers of Chromatin

Feb 24, 2019 2:00 pm
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A new study based on electron microscopy techniques at low temperatures demonstrates that, during mitosis, chromosome DNA is packed in stacked laye...

Decoding the Human Immune System

Feb 20, 2019 1:00 pm
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For the first time ever, researchers are comprehensively sequencing the human immune system, which is billions of times larger than the human genom...

Rapid And Accurate Noninvasive Liquid Biopsies to Determine Response to Cancer Treatment

Feb 20, 2019 12:00 pm
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Results of two clinical studies have added to evidence that blood-based liquid biopsies can accurately track lung cancer treatment responses by mea...

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...

Identifying Almost 2000 Bacterial Species Living in the Human Gut

Feb 16, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Sanger Institute have identified almost 2000 bacterial species living ...

Mapping Oesophageal Cancer Genes Leads to New Drug Target Currently Used in Trials for Other Cancer Types

Feb 9, 2019 4:00 pm
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Mutations that cause esophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) have been mapped in unprecedented detail -- unveiling that more than half could be targeted by...

Depending on Genome Mapping, Researchers Try to Preserving Amazon Parrots from Extinction

Feb 9, 2019 3:00 pm
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Researchers at Oakland University led an international effort to map and analyze the DNA of three Amazon parrot species, with the goal of preservin...

How Do Transcription Factors Scan the Genome Efficiently?

Feb 2, 2019 2:00 pm
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Transcription factors are proteins that regulate the transcription of genes, which is the first step in making a protein. The way transcription fac...


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