Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers have identified the first human-specific fusion gene

University at Buffalo researchers have identified the first human-specific fusion gene—a hybrid of two genes—implicated in Alzheimer's disease. The finding suggests that a neurotransmitter receptor, previously successful ...

Genetics

Rare gut condition a model for study of genetic diseases

Hirschsprung disease—a rare condition where the failure of gut nerves to develop before birth leads to impaired bowel contractions that prevent infants from passing stool—is more predictable from an individual's genetic ...

Medical research

Can changing the microbiome reverse lactose intolerance?

After childhood, about two-thirds of the world's human population loses the ability to digest milk. As far as we know, 100 percent of nonhuman mammals also lose this ability after weaning. The ongoing ability to digest lactose, ...

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