Genetics

Genetic breakthrough another step to understanding schizophrenia

(Medical Xpress)—A consortium of scientists from 20 countries, including researchers from The University of Western Australia, has made a major breakthrough in understanding the genetic basis of the debilitating disorder, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Particular donor genotype lowers leukemia relapse rate

(HealthDay)—Patients with acute myeloid leukemia who receive a stem cell transplant from a donor with activating killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotype KIR2DS1, which has ligand specificity for human leukocyte ...

Genetics

Personalized genomic medicine faces many hurdles

When the human genome project was completed in 2003, some expected it to herald a new age of personalized genomic medicine, but the resulting single "reference" sequence has significant shortcomings for these applications ...

Genetics

Genetic mutation found in familial chronic diarrhea syndrome

When the intestines are not able to properly process our diet, a variety of disorders can develop, with chronic diarrhea as a common symptom. Chronic diarrhea can also be inherited, most commonly through conditions with genetic ...

Genetics

Double-teaming a whole-genome hunt

By inspecting the sequence of all 3 billion "letters" that make up the genome of a single person affected with a rare, inherited disorder, a Johns Hopkins and Duke University team ferreted out the single genetic mutation ...