News tagged with dna

Biomarker may help predict aggressive cancers

For children with central nervous system cancers, the presence of a specific genetic modification—hypermethylation of the TERT promoter—may help predict tumor progression and patient survival, according to results presented ...

Nov 05, 2013
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Blood test reveals skin cancer spread

A simple blood test could be used to identify patients whose melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer – has started to spread to other parts of the body, according to research presented at the ...

Nov 04, 2013
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Body mass may be more nurture than nature

(Medical Xpress)—The influence of genes on body mass index scores is substantially lower than previously thought, researchers at The University of Queensland have found.

Nov 01, 2013
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On the lookout for the genes behind disease

Today's information age has provided the tools for biology to yield huge numbers of DNA sequences from many different species. Modern technology has made DNA sequencing simpler, less expensive and more reliable ...

Oct 11, 2013
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Genes protect themselves against being silenced

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have settled a century-old debate over whether occurrence of DNA methylation acts to silence gene expression, or if genes are turned off by other means before ...

Oct 10, 2013
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