Oncology & Cancer

Circular RNA limits skin cancer spread

A mysterious piece of genetic material restrains the spread of skin cancer cells, but is frequently lost as they mature, a new study finds.

Genetics

Poverty leaves a mark on our genes

A new Northwestern University study challenges prevailing understandings of genes as immutable features of biology that are fixed at conception.

Genetics

DNA labels predict mortality

Various chemical modifications in the genome determine whether genes are read or deactivated. Methyl labels in the DNA play a key role in this "epigenetic" regulation of gene activity. Life style and environmental factors ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Age, obesity affect gene expression in symptomatic BPH

(HealthDay)—Age and obesity affect gene regulation in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia, according to a study published in the October issue of The Journal of Urology.

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