PLoS Genetics

PLoS Genetics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of genetics and genomics research by publishing contributions in all areas of biology. The journal is indexed in PubMed Central, PubMed, and ISI Web of Knowledge, and was originally created by Wayne Frankel

Publisher
Public Library of Science
Country
United States USA
History
July 2005 -present
Impact factor
9.532 (2009)
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Shedding light on genetic switches

A new study by basic science researchers in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) sought to understand how gene expression is initiated in the notochord, ...

Jan 28, 2016
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Yin and yang in retinal degeneration

Mutations in the peripherin-2 gene are among the major causes of retinal degeneration. LMU researchers have now discovered why different mutations in the gene preferentially affect one or other of the two types of photoreceptor ...

Jan 26, 2016
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New DNA insights may lead to cancer therapy

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have developed a better understanding of a complex mechanism that contributes to the growth of telomeres, the repetitive sequences of DNA that protect the end of a cell's chromosomes. ...

Oct 23, 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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Team discovers key step in how taste buds regenerate

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered a key molecular pathway that aids in the renewal of taste buds, a finding that may help cancer patients suffering from an altered sense of ...

May 28, 2015
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