Oncology & Cancer

New maps link thousands of genetic variants to disease genes

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified thousands of genetic variants that are associated with a wide range of diseases. But these studies often fall short of establishing what a genetic variant does to bring ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gut microbiome plays role in autism

A new study has demonstrated that autism spectrum disorder is related to changes in the gut microbiome. The findings are published this week in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Oncology & Cancer

Killing cancer by unleashing the body's own immune system

The body's immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular deception to avoid destruction by the body's immune system. ...

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