Genetics

New genetic analysis method could advance personal genomics

Geneticists could identify the causes of disorders that currently go undiagnosed if standard practices for collecting individual genetic information were expanded to capture more variants that researchers can now decipher, ...

Neuroscience

Mapping the neurons of the rat heart in 3-D

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a virtual 3-D heart, digitally showcasing the heart's unique network of neurons for the first time. Using the rat heart as a model, the investigators in this study—appearing ...

Medical research

Molecular signatures can predict the efficacy of malaria vaccines

Molecular signatures before and after immunization can predict vaccine-induced protection, according to a study by ISGlobal. The study analysed the gene expression in peripheral blood cells from individuals immunized with ...

Oncology & Cancer

Meningioma molecular profile reliably predicts tumor recurrence

Although typically benign, about one-fifth of meningiomas, the most common primary brain tumors, recur despite complete surgical removal. The current meningioma classification does not consistently predict whether the tumor ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer susceptibility genes

Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified hundreds of genetic "risk" variants for human cancers. The vast majority likely contribute to cancer development by regulating the expression of other genes, but these ...

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