Genetics

Shaking up the foundamentals of epigenetics

Cells of multicellular organisms contain identical genetic material (the genome) yet can have drastic differences in their structural arrangements and functions. This variation of the distinct cell types comes from the differential ...

Oct 07, 2015
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Sleep proteins in new DNA repair mechanism

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and universities in Hong Kong have found a new molecular mechanism for DNA repair involving an unexpected interaction between the PARP-1 protein and sleep proteins in humans. Their discovery ...

Oct 02, 2015
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Genetic cause of unknown disease uncovered

Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have found the genetic cause of a previously undescribed disease. With this, they have solved an over ten year old medical conundrum.

Sep 01, 2015
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Gene leads to nearsightedness when kids read

Vision researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other "nearwork."

Aug 31, 2015
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