Feature Channels:

Genetics

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Mount Sinai Health System, Autism, Autism Genetics, Gene Sequencing, ASD, Autism and genetics, genetics and autism

Mount Sinai Researchers Receive Major NIH Award for Autism Genetics Research

$7 million grant extends Autism Sequencing Consortium through 2022 to collect genetic data of more than 50,000 individuals

Science

Channels:

crop domestication, weedy rice, de-domestication

Domesticated Rice Goes Rogue

IMG_2792.jpeg

We tend to assume that domestication is a one-way street and that, once domesticated, crop plants stay domesticated. A new study of rice shows, however, that different methods of farming change the evolutionary pressures on crop plants, and the plants easily "de-domesticate," evolving to take advantage of these opportunities.

Science

Channels:

Plants, Genomics, Environment, Genetics, Ecology, Chromosomes, crop development, Speciation, Montana, Genotype, Duke

Speciation Driven by Alleles Adapted to Local Conditions

SnowintrashcansforBoecheraseedlings_TMO.jpg

Using the flowering mustard plant Boechera stricta, a team including researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute and Duke University offers the first direct evidence showing that QTLs, genome regions on chromosomes to which genetic traits can be mapped, are a driving force behind speciation.

Medicine

Channels:

David Polsky, Nyu Langone, Skin Cancer, Melanoma, tert, BRAF, NRAS, Aacr Annual Meeting, BioRad

New Gene-Based Blood Tests Identify More Skin Cancers

Genetic testing of tumor and blood fluid samples from people with and without one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer has shown that two new blood tests can reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of the disease.

Medicine

Channels:

AACR, AACR 2017, Cancer, Genomics, Proteomics, Cancer Moonshot, Genome, Precision Medicine

Beyond Genomics: Using Proteomics to Target Tumors

Dr. Amanda Paulovich, whose lab has a leading role in the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot, will speak April 5 at the AACR annual meeting about her lab’s pioneering methods to measure proteins that serve as tumor markers.

Medicine

Channels:

HPV, Head And Neck Cancer, Genetic Mutations, Yale Cancer Center, HNSCC

Two Genes Identify a Subset of HPV+ Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas with Improved Prognosis

HeadandNeckimage.png

A Yale Cancer Center team analyzed HNSCC data from The Cancer Genome Atlas to identify molecular characteristics of HPV+ HNSCC and correlated them with patient outcomes.

Medicine

Channels:

Ophthalmology, Corneal Transplant, Genetics, Fuchs Dystrophy

Researchers Find New Genetic Links Underlying Progressively Blinding Eye Disease

eye_fecd.jpg

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at Case Western University, Duke University, the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere, have identified three novel genomic loci — distinct stretches of genetic material on chromosomes — linked to Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), which often clusters in families and is roughly 39 percent heritable.

Medicine

Channels:

Fuchs Dystrophy, Cornea, Endothelium, Stroma, Corneal Transplant, GWAS, genes, Genome, prediction tool, KANK4, LAMC1, TCF4, ATP1B1

NIH-Funded Team Identifies Genetic Underpinnings of Fuchs Dystrophy

Fuchs.jpg

An international study helps pinpoint the genetic risk factors associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common disorder requiring corneal transplantation. The discovery of gene variants illuminates the biological mechanisms for the disorder, which affects 4 percent of people age 40 and older. The study appears in Nature Communications and was funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Science

Channels:

Biology, Regenerative Medicine, regenerative biology

Blind Tadpoles Learn Visually After Researchers Graft Eyes Onto Tails and Treat Them with Neurotransmitter Drugs

Blindtadpolewithgraftedeye.jpg

Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs. The work, which used a pharmacological reagent already approved for use in humans, provides a potential road map for promoting innervation – the supply of nerves to a body part – in regenerative medicine.

Medicine

Channels:

Cardiology, Heart Attack, Cholesterol, ANGPTL3, Coronary Artery Disease

Genetic Errors Associated with Heart Health May Guide Drug Development

A new study of rare “beneficial” genetic mutations, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, may provide guidance on the design of new therapies intended to reduce the risk of heart attacks.







Chat now!