Genetics

New hope for people living with a genetic cause of autism

Fragile X syndrome, or FXS, a leading genetic cause of autism, affects around one in 4,000 males and one in 6,000 females. Its symptoms include increased anxiety, intellectual disability, repetitive behaviors, social communication ...

Genetics

Gene for sex hormone synthesis could play key role in eczema

A study led by UT Southwestern dermatologists suggests that a common inflammatory skin condition may stem from poorly regulated sex hormones. The finding, published this week in PNAS, could offer an unexpected new target ...

Genetics

New resource to advance genomics-driven precision medicine

By analyzing genomic data from more than 30,000 people, an international team has revealed thousands of new regulatory regions that control disease-linked genes—a resource that is now available to researchers worldwide.

Medical research

Researchers discover a new pathway to tackle follicular lymphoma

In order to grow beyond control, tumors manipulate cell signals to make it appear as if the cells have the nutrients they need. That is the case in follicular lymphoma, a type of tumor that affects the B lymphocytes of the ...

Neuroscience

A detailed atlas of the developing brain

Researchers at Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have created a first detailed atlas of a critical region of the developing mouse brain, applying multiple advanced genomic technologies to the part ...

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