Oncology & Cancer

Spontaneous cell fusions amplify genetic diversity within tumors

Evolution within groups of tumor cells follows the principles of natural selection, as evolution in pathogenic microbes. That is, the diversity of cellular characteristics within a group leads to differences in the ability ...

Oncology & Cancer

New studies clarify which genes may raise breast cancer risk

Two large studies give a much sharper picture of which inherited mutations raise the risk of breast cancer for women without a family history of the disease, and how common these flawed genes are in the general population.

Genetics

Genome editing to treat human retinal degeneration

Gene editing therapies, including CRISPR-Cas systems, offer the potential to correct mutations causing inherited retinal degenerations, a leading cause of blindness. Technological advances in gene editing, continuing safety ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists find new mechanism of cancer formation

A team of scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Dr. Polly Leilei Chen from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, has discovered a previously unknown ...

Genetics

Specific genes increase the risk of bedwetting

In a large-scale study of Danish children and young people, researchers from Aarhus University have for the first time found genetic variants that increase the risk of nocturnal enuresis—commonly known as bedwetting or ...

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