Genetics

Genetic clues for type 2 diabetes

Busselton residents and researchers from The University of Western Australia have contributed to a worldwide scientific collaboration that has identified new genetic links in the quest to map the biological pathways that ...

Genetics

Mouse study reveals potential clue to extra fingers or toes

Researchers working with mice have uncovered a potential clue to polydactyly a birth defect involving extra fingers on the hand or extra toes on the feet. The researchers have found that a mouse version of polydactyly results ...

Genetics

Researchers link spontaneous gene mutations to autism

(Medical Xpress) -- Using high-throughput gene sequencing technology, researchers have identified several harmful spontaneous gene mutations in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) that may cause the disorder.

Autism spectrum disorders

Mutations in 3 genes linked to autism spectrum disorders

Mutations in three new genes have been linked to autism, according to new studies including one with investigators at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. All three studies include lead investigators of the Autism Sequencing Consortium ...

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Study finds new genetic cause of neurodegeneration

(Medical Xpress) -- Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered two mutations responsible for a devastating neurological condition they first identified 15 years ago. The researchers say their study -- appearing in Nature Genetics ...

Genetics

When your microbiome and your genome aren't a good combination

One of the most astounding discoveries of recent times is just how much influence gut bacteria have on our health and well-being. In addition to extracting nutrients from food, the collective activity of these tiny organisms ...

Genetics

Genetic clues to causes of primary biliary cirrhosis

Researchers have newly identified three genetic regions associated with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), the most common autoimmune liver disease, increasing the number of known regions associated with the disorder to 25.

Genetics

From DNA to disease, study describes rare, new brain disorder

In rare cases—for instance, among siblings in two families from Pakistan and Oman described in a new study—children have been born with an unnamed neurological disorder. Now researchers have not only identified the genetic ...

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