Genetics

Genetic link to kidney stones identified

A new breakthrough could help kidney stone sufferers get an exact diagnosis and specific treatment after genetic links to the condition were identified.

Cancer

Novel NextGen sequencing test developed for retinoblastoma

Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have developed a unique next-generation sequencing test for the gene linked to retinoblastoma. The new approach is both more comprehensive and can be conducted in less ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to bipolar disorder, but they have had an extremely difficult time identifying the genes that cause it. So, in an effort to better understand the illness's ...

Medical research

Discovery of novel gene solves mystery of scar formation

(Medical Xpress)—The study, in a South African-British-French collaboration which led to the discovery of the little-known novel gene called FAM111B, brings hope to millions of families across the world who pass on this ...

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