Genetics

Genetic mutation implicated in 'broken' heart

For decades, researchers have sought a genetic explanation for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a weakening and enlargement of the heart that puts an estimated 1.6 million Americans at risk of heart failure each year. ...

Feb 15, 2012
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New insight into why each human face is unique

The human face is as unique as a fingerprint, no one else looks exactly like you. But what is it that makes facial morphology so distinct? Certainly genetics play a major role as evident in the similarities ...

Oct 24, 2013
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Early history of genetics revised

The early history of genetics has to be re-written in the light of new findings. Scientists from the University Jena (Germany) in co-operation with colleagues from Prague found out that the traditional history ...

May 03, 2011
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Researchers identify gene variant in Proteus syndrome

A team of researchers has identified the genetic mutation that causes Proteus syndrome, a rare disorder in which tissue and bone grows massively out of proportion. The discovery, which has implications for potential drug ...

Jul 27, 2011
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Researchers discover new bone deformity gene

(Medical Xpress) -- The Human Genetics team at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute have successfully used a new gene-mapping approach for patients affected by severe skeletal abnormalities.

May 04, 2011
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