News tagged with genetic errors

Study finds missing piece of pediatric cancer puzzle

Most of the time, it takes decades of accumulating genetic errors for a tumor to develop. While this explains the general occurrence of cancer in adults, it leaves a gap in understanding of the cause of pediatric tumors.

Jul 19, 2013
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Scientists help identify genes causing myopia

Two researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) are taking an active role in a global study which has unlocked the genetic origin of myopia. Through their collaboration with the Consortium for Refractive ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Scientists identify genetic drivers of leukaemia

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered three key genetic errors which can dictate how adult patients develop leukaemia and respond to treatment and could help doctors adapt ...

Aug 02, 2012
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Key genetic error found in family of blood cancers

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have uncovered a critical genetic mutation in some patients with myelodysplastic syndromes – a group of blood cancers that can progress to a fatal form of leukemia.

Dec 14, 2011
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