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Autism, Autism Research, Autism Study, Autism Genetics, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Genes & Development, genes, SPARK Study

University of Missouri Thompson Center Recruiting Children, Adults with Autism for Landmark Genetic Study

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University of Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders already has enrolled 2,500 individuals with autism and their family members in the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) project, the nation’s largest autism study, but researchers are continuing to search for more participants.

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genes, agriculture and climate change, climate change adaptation

Maize Study Finds Genes That Help Crops Adapt to Change

A new study analyzed close to 4,500 maize varieties to identify more than 1,000 genes driving large-scale adaptation to the environment.

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Micro-RNA May Amplify Effectiveness of Sorafenib in Difficult Liver Cancer Cases

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Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its effectiveness.

Life

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Gene Editing, Biotechnology, Ethical dilemmas, Ethical Guidelines, social acceptance, Cloning

How Do We Regulate Advanced Technologies Along Social or Ethical Lines?

The public’s wariness with new technologies, like CRISPR-9 and gene editing, is largely based on ethical, religious and social concerns, rather than concerns about safety or efficacy, which is what regulatory agencies are limited to consider.

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CRISPR, Gene Editing, Biotech, Patent, Biochemistry, Genetics, University Of Utah, University Of California, Broad Institute

U. Biochemist Testified in CRISPR Gene Editing Patent Dispute

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Wheat, wheat production, wheat consumption, wheat facts, iwgsc

A Few Facts About Wheat

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This infographic presents key facts about wheat: production, cultivation, consumption, export value.

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Intestinal Microbes, Immune System, gut microbes, Microbes and Immune System, Microbial, Microbial influence, Gut Bacteria, Gut Bacteria and Health, Gut Interactions, Bacteria, Intestines, GUT, Immune Cells

Scientists Monitor Crosstalk Between Intestinal Microbes and Immune System

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Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully “listened in” on the crosstalk between gut microbes and the immune system.

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hemagtology, JCI Insight, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Histiocytosis, Langerhans, HLH, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, press release, news, Research

Doctors Treat Deadly Cancerous Disorders with Gene-Guided, Targeted Therapy

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Genomic testing of biopsies from patients with deadly, treatment-resistant cancerous blood syndromes called histiocytoses allowed doctors to identify genes fueling the ailments and use targeted molecular drugs to successfully treat them. Researchers report their data in Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight (JCI Insight). They recommend the regular use of comprehensive genomic profiling at diagnosis to positively impact clinical care,

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Schizophrenia, Autism, neurologic disorder

Kennesaw State University Scientists Conducting Cutting-Edge Research

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Two Kennesaw State University scientists have received a total of $737,364 in National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grants for developmental biology research into autism and birth defects.

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Breast Cancer, 21 gene assay, 21-gene expression, early-stage breast cancer, MD Anderson Cancer Center

More Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Be Able to Avoid Chemotherapy in the Future

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Women with early-stage breast cancer who had an intermediate risk recurrence score (RS) from a 21-gene expression assay had similar outcomes, regardless of whether they received chemotherapy, a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer finds.







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