Genetics

Neuroscientists pinpoint genes tied to dementia

A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia—an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. ...

Medical research

Researchers learn to measure aging process in young adults

Looking around at a 20th high school reunion, you might notice something puzzling about your classmates. Although they were all born within months of each other, these 38-year-olds appear to be aging at different rates.

Genetics

World's most advanced genetic map created

A consortium led by scientists at the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School has constructed the world's most detailed genetic map.

Oncology & Cancer

Pushing MYC inhibition closer to the clinic

Cutting-edge sequencing technology has revolutionized cancer diagnosis and since identified several so-called cancer driver genomic aberrations. This has led to the development of an extensive and powerful arsenal of anti-cancer ...

Genetics

Genetic 'usual suspects' identified in researchers' new list

It's no secret that our genes are what makes us... us! But genes are often also the basis for debilitating diseases. One of the major clues to understanding any illness is seeing which genes are acting unusually during disease ...

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