Genetics

Personalized gene networks enhance study of disease

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have developed a new method to model how genes interact with each other—and it may someday contribute to the development of personalized treatments for patients.

Genetics

Scientists discover gene that controls the birth of neurons

Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have discovered an unusual gene that controls the generation of neurons. This important finding, which is crucial in understanding serious diseases of the brain such ...

Medical research

Putting a 'HEX' on muscle regeneration

A complex genetic regulatory network mediates the regeneration of adult skeletal muscles. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in ...

Genetics

Biologists describe key mechanism in early embryo development

New York University and University of Iowa biologists have identified a key mechanism controlling early embryonic development that is critical in determining how structures such as appendages -- arms and legs in humans -- ...