Genetics

New technique aids search for genetic roots of disease

Some 10 million points of genetic variation are scattered across a molecule of DNA, and those variations make us who we are as individuals. But in some cases, those variants contribute to diseases, and it's a major challenge ...

Nov 07, 2016
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Researcher develops safer gene therapy

A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy.

Nov 04, 2016
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Why bad genes aren't always bad news

We usually think of mutations as errors in our genes that will make us sick. But not all errors are bad, and some can even cancel out, or suppress, the fallout of those mutations known to cause disease. Little is known about ...

Nov 03, 2016
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Tuberculosis bacteria find their ecological niche

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global public health problem. Treatment often takes many months and till this day there is no effective vaccine. Various TB bacterial strains exist globally, with different geographical spread. ...

Nov 03, 2016
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