Genetics

The 16 genetic markers that can cut a life story short

The answer to how long each of us will live is partly encoded in our genome. Researchers have identified 16 genetic markers associated with a decreased lifespan, including 14 new to science. This is the largest set of markers ...

Genetics

New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypes

An international consortium of researchers led by Dr. Melissa Bondy, professor of medicine, associate director for population sciences at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and McNair Scholar at Baylor College of ...

Neuroscience

How to stop pain from serious burns using epigenetics

Pain caused by harmful stimuli can be alleviated by blocking a genetic marker that switches off the activity of the neurons involved. Jose Vicente Torres PĂ©rez, a Spanish researcher who works at Imperial College in London, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two genetic markers that predict malaria treatment failure found

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered genetic markers in malaria parasites linked with resistance to the anti-malarial drug piperaquine. Reported in Lancet Infectious Diseases, ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Experts launch largest-ever autism research study in US

Autism experts at the University of Washington are bracing for a flood of interest starting Thursday as they help launch the nation's largest-ever autism research study, which will seek DNA and other information from 50,000 ...

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