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 ...

Medical research

Scientists identify a genetic basis for healthy sleep

From organisms as simple as worms to those as complex as humans, sleep is a fundamental necessity. But although an estimated 50 to 70 million people in the United States suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, the genetic mechanisms ...

Genetics

Large meta-analysis finds new genes for type 1 diabetes

The largest-ever analysis of genetic data related to type 1 diabetes has uncovered new genes associated with the common metabolic disease, which affects 200 million people worldwide. The findings add to knowledge of gene ...

Genetics

Study offers clues to cause of kids' brain tumors

(Medical Xpress)—Insights from a genetic condition that causes brain cancer are helping scientists better understand the most common type of brain tumor in children.

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