News tagged with gene mutation

Mutation V60L increases predisposition to skin cancer

When Homo sapiens left Africa and had to adapt to less sunny climates, there was a mutation in one of the genes responsible for regulating the synthesis of melanin, the MC1R gene, which involved a discoloration ...

Jan 14, 2014
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Mutations of immune system found in breast cancers

Mutations in the genes that defend the body against cancer-related viruses and other infections may play a larger role in breast cancer than previously thought, according to a study at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Nov 18, 2013
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Rare gene variant linked to macular degeneration

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, ...

Sep 17, 2013
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