Genetics

Surprisingly many peculiar long introns found in brain genes

In a recent study of genes involved in brain functioning, their previously unknown features have been uncovered by bioinformaticians from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Institute of Mathematical Problems ...

Neuroscience

Speeding up genetic diagnosis of Huntington's disease

Elongated segments of DNA cause Huntington's disease and certain other disorders of the brain. Researchers funded by the SNSF have developed a method to determine the length of the mutated genes quickly and easily.

Oncology & Cancer

A cancer blood test based on DNA fragment size

A team of researchers from the U.K., Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland has developed a new way to test for cancer—by looking at the size of tumor DNA fragments circulating in the bloodstream. In their paper ...

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