Genetics

Stem cell consortium tackles complex genetic diseases

Much of stem cell research over the past decade has focused on Mendelian disorders—those caused by a single gene, such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and Huntington's disease. But as genome-wide association studies ...

Apr 06, 2017
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Screening the dark genome for disease

Researchers have developed a method to swiftly screen the non-coding DNA of the human genome for links to diseases that are driven by changes in gene regulation. The technique could revolutionize modern medicine's understanding ...

Apr 03, 2017
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A canine model of juvenile dermatomyositis

Human juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common childhood inflammatory myopathy (a type of disease affecting muscle and related tissues), causing a characteristic skin rash and progressive muscle weakness beginning ...

Apr 03, 2017
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