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Key protein behind brain asymmetry uncovered by scientists

Genetic mechanisms behind the brain's unique left–right differences are now better understood with new research, paving the way for better understanding of human disorders where brain asymmetry is disrupted.

Oncology & Cancer

Novel genetic mechanisms may serve as therapeutic target against glioma

A study from the laboratory of Shi-Yuan Cheng, Ph.D., professor in the Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology's Division of Neuro-oncology, has identified novel mechanisms underlying RNA splicing events within glioma ...


Progress in genetic testing in congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease (CHD) includes a variety of structural malformations affecting the heart and blood vessels. With growing understanding of the molecular processes involved in heart development, genetic variants have ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify new marker for breast cancer prognosis

A protein called retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator interacting protein 1-like (RPGRIP1L) performs various functions that are important for development and for health throughout life, and mutations in the RPGRIP1L gene ...


Machine learning sheds light on gene transcription

A team led by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed deep learning models to identify a simple set of rules that govern the activity of promoters—regions of DNA that initiate the process by which genes ...