Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Gene variant that dramatically reduces 'bad' lipids

In the first study to emerge from the UK10K Project's cohort of samples from the general public, scientists have identified a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood. ...

Sep 16, 2014
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Mobile DNA elements restructure cancer genomes

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have found a novel mechanism that can restructure a cancer's genome and introduce hundreds of mutations. Previously overlooked through misidentification, this mechanism, a common ...

Aug 07, 2014
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Cancer therapy may be too targeted

Researchers have identified two novel cancer genes that are associated with the development of a rare, highly aggressive, cancer of blood vessels. These genes may now act as markers for future treatments and explain why narrowly ...

Mar 16, 2014
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11,000-year-old living dog cancer reveals its secrets

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the world's oldest continuously surviving cancer, a transmissible genital cancer that affects dogs. This cancer, which causes grotesque genital tumours in dogs around ...

Jan 23, 2014
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