Genetics

Study zeroes in on genes involved in Crohn's disease

An international consortium of researchers has identified genetic variants in 10 genes that elevate a person's susceptibility to Crohn's disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease.

Medical research

Designing a tool for better diagnosis of rare and genetic diseases

Scientists have identified over 10,000 rare diseases with the majority of these diseases being genetic in origin. The vast majority of patients with these diseases experience long and grueling diagnostic odysseys and their ...

Ophthalmology

High-tech imaging reveals details about rare eye disorder

Using a new imaging technique, researchers from the National Eye Institute have determined that retinal lesions from vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD) vary by gene mutation. Addressing these differences may be key in designing ...

Oncology & Cancer

Exploring the deep link between cancer and genetics

As the cost of genome and exome sequencing falls, its use in characterizing rare diseases and personalizing cancer treatment, for example, is becoming far more frequent. But such analyses may throw up findings unrelated to ...

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