Genetics

Longevity's secrets sought in DNA of 100-year-olds

(AP) -- George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. So he's going to hand over some of his DNA. He's one of 100 centenarians ...

Oct 26, 2011
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New study solves mouse genome dilemma

Laboratory research has always been limited in terms of what conclusions scientists can safely extrapolate from animal experiments to the human population as a whole. Many promising findings in mice have not held up under ...

May 29, 2011
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Slowing the ageing process—it's in your genes

Imagine being able to take a drug that can reduce the rate at which you age. Research by Massey University senior lecturer in genetics Dr Austen Ganley is making this dream one step closer to reality.

Sep 05, 2013
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Scientists discover new blood pressure genes

(Medical Xpress) -- New genes affecting high blood pressure, a condition that causes more than 7 million deaths worldwide each year, have been uncovered by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.

Nov 18, 2011
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Researchers discover cause of rare disease

A large, international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco has identified the gene that causes a rare childhood neurological disorder called PKD/IC, or "paroxysmal kinesigenic ...

Dec 16, 2011
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