News tagged with chromosomes

New gene variant discovered for ALS

(Medical Xpress)—Research led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant, located on chromosome 17, associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – the most common form ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Mutations in cancer often affect the X chromosome

Every case of cancer originates from changes in a person's genetic material (mutations). These usually occur as "somatic mutations" in individual cells during an individual's lifetime, rather than being inherited from a person's ...

Oct 18, 2013
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In prostate cancer prognosis, telomere length may matter

Like the plastic caps at the end of shoelaces, telomeres protect—in their case—the interior-gene containing parts of chromosomes that carry a cell's instructional material. Cancer cells are known to have short telomeres, ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Research finds X doesn't always mark the spot

Research from the University of Bath has found a greater number of 'escaping genes' on the X chromosome than have been previously detected, with implications for the understanding of mental impairment in humans.

Sep 25, 2013
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Cancer: Lymphoma-linked risk factor identified

Follicular lymphoma is often caused by a translocation between chromosomes 14 and 18, resulting in the overexpression of a cancer-causing gene called BCL-2. A research team co-led by A*STAR scientists recently ...

Sep 25, 2013
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