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Junping Genes, Transposons, Mobile Dna Elements, Insertions, Genetic Diseases

Jumping Genes Discovery "Challenges Current Assumptions"

Jumping genes do most of their jumping, not during the development of sperm and egg cells, but during the development of the embryo itself. The research challenges standard assumptions on the timing of when mobile DNA, so-called jumping genes, insert into the human genome.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nature Genetics, REL, Feinstein Institute For Medical Research, Robert S. Boas Center For Genomics And Human Genetics, Peter Gregersen, National Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases, North American Rheumatoid

Identify New Risk Factor Gene for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a team of collaborators from across the country have identified a new risk factor gene for rheumatoid arthritis. The gene, dubbed REL, is a member of the NF-(kappa)B family. The NF-(kappa)B family seems to have a big hand in regulating the body's immune response.

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Florida State University, FSU, Kevin Beaver, Beaver, Males, Adolescents, Crime, Criminology, Genetics, Weapons, Warrior

Study Links "˜Warrior Gene' to Gang Membership, Weapon Use

Boys who carry a particular variation of the gene Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA), sometimes called the "warrior gene," are more likely not only to join gangs but also to be among the most violent members and to use weapons, according to a new study from The Florida State University that is the first to confirm an MAOA link specifically to gangs and guns.

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eye, Cancer, Genetics, Testing, Counseling, Metastasis, risk, Ocular, Melanoma

Cancer Patients Want Genetic Testing to Predict Metastasis Risk; Results Have Little Effect on Mood, Quality of Life

If you had cancer and a genetic test could predict the risk of aggressive metastasis, would you want to know "“ even if no treatments existed to help you? An overwhelming majority of eye cancer patients would answer yes, according to a new UCLA study published in the June edition of the Journal of Genetic Counseling.

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ASCO, Genetics, Testing, Brca1, Brca2, Breast, Cancer, New, Jersey

Most Parents Share Genetic Testing Results with Offspring

New research shows that most parents who undergo genetic testing to assess their risk of breast cancer in particular, tell their young children of the results. The study, presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, also looks at how parents perceive their child's reaction to such news.

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Aeg 1, Neuroblastoma

Researchers Identify Gene That Regulates Tumors in Neuroblastoma

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have identified a gene that may play a key role in regulating tumor progression in neuroblastoma, a form of cancer usually found in young children. Scientists hope the finding could lead to an effective therapy to inhibit the expression of this gene.

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Testicular Cancer, Cancer Genes, Cancer Genetics, Genetic Risk Factors, Genome, Genome Wide Association Study

Researchers Discover Genetic Risk Factor for Testicular Cancer

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have uncovered variation around two genes that are associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men, and its incidence among non-Hispanic Caucasian men has doubled in the last 40 years -- it now affects seven out of 100,000 white men in the United States each year.

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Liver

Researchers Discover Genetic Cause for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Researchers have discovered a novel molecular path that predisposes patients to develop primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease that mainly affects women and slowly destroys their livers. Primary biliary cirrhosis has no known cause.

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Genetics, Proteins, Dietary Restriction, Cancer, Aging

Identification of Key Protein May Explain Anti-cancer, Anti-aging Benefits of Dietary Restriction

A protein that plays a key role in tumor formation, oxygen metabolism and inflammation is involved in a pathway that extends lifespan by dietary restriction. The finding provides a new understanding of how dietary restriction contributes to longevity and cancer prevention and gives scientists new targets for developing and testing drugs that could extend the healthy years of life.

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Genetics, Transplant, Genetics, Cyclosporine A, Blood Pressure, Anti Rejection, Renal, Kidney, American Society Of Nephrology, ASN

Gene Test Determines Transplant Drug Tolerance

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A simple genetic test can determine a kidney transplant patient's tolerance for a potent anti-rejection medication, according to an upcoming study in the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The test could allow doctors to individualize each patient's dose, optimizing the drug's benefits and minimizing its side effects.







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