News tagged with chromosomes

Cancer 'avalanche effect' refuted

First, the number of chromosomes in a cell changes, then an avalanche of further mutations occur that transform the cell into a cancer cell, according to a well-known - but untested - theory. A research group at Lund University ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Silencing chromosome 21

Cell biologist Jeanne Lawrence's revolutionary recent discovery of a gene that effectively turns off the chromosome responsible for Down syndrome set the scientific world abuzz. On Monday night at Northeastern, ...

Dec 04, 2013
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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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