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Scientists discover gene switch important in cancer

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Helsinki in Finland have shown that the "switches" that regulate the expression of genes play a major role in the development of cancer. In a study, published ...

Nov 01, 2012
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Adding up autism risks

The causes of autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are complex, and contain elements of both nature (genes) and the environment. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Autism shows ...

Oct 15, 2012
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The genetics of white finger disease

Vibration-induced white finger disease (VWF) is caused by continued use of vibrating hand held machinery (high frequency vibration >50 Hz), and affects tens of thousands of people. New research published in BioMed Central's ...

Oct 01, 2012
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Gene regulation through non-coding RNAs

A number non-coding RNAs are transcribed in humans but their role in the human body has not been elucidated. European scientists are deciphering the role of such RNAs in a newly discovered imprinted human ...

Sep 20, 2012
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New light on genetics of autism

The genetics of autism is complex and possibly influenced by mutations with very large effects. EU genomics research has found more candidate genes that increase susceptibility to the condition.

Sep 14, 2012
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