Genetic strategy reverses insecticide resistance

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Technology and Engineering genetic insecticide resistance reverses StrategyInsecticides play a central role in efforts to counter global impacts of mosquito-spread malaria and other diseases, which cause an estimated 750,000 deaths each year.

Lilly pours more money into genetic treatments for neurological diseases

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For $50 million, Lilly has secured rights to a technology that's meant to transport nucleic acid therapies in a way that's more targeted and better tolerated than other methods

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Genetic changes in Bronze Age Southern Iberia

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Archaeology age Bronze genetic Iberia SouthernThe third millennium BCE is a highly dynamic period in the prehistory of Europe and western Asia, characterized by large-scale social and political changes.

A new startup gets Takeda's backing to take complex genetic medicines 'off the shelf'

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Ensoma Therapeutics debuts with a lucrative alliance with the Japanese pharma and an unusual way to deliver genetic medicines into the body

Contrary to the common view, cerebral palsy can be genetic

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While this is true for many children, new research from Boston Children’s Hospital finds that as many as 1 in 4 have an underlying genetic […]. Latest News cerebral common Contrary genetic palsy viewCerebral palsy, a non-progressing motor impairment that begins in early childhood, has widely been viewed as the result of oxygen deprivation during birth or other birth-related factors such as prematurity.

Genetic variant linked to prognosis of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis

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Expanding the genetic code with quadruplet codons

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LA JOLLA, CA—One of modern biologists’ most ambitious goals is to learn how to expand or otherwise modify the genetic code of life on Earth, in order to make new, artificial life forms. Technology and Engineering code codons Expanding genetic quadruplet

Elsevier partners with American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics to publish Genetics in Medicine

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Researchers discover unknown childhood genetic condition and its potential cure

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Credit: Joseph Gleeson, UC San Diego Describing a previously unknown genetic […]. Biology Childhood condition cure discover genetic potential researchers unknown

Genetic cause of neurodevelopmental disorder discovered

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Transport system of essential materials in brain cells disrupted in certain genetic developmental disorders. Biology Cell Biology Decision-making/Problem Solving Demography Developmental/Reproductive Biology Disabled Persons Genes Genetics Medicine/Health Neurobiology

Merck pays Seattle Genetics $1.7B as antibody cancer drugs continue comeback

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Merck's deal for Seattle Genetics' antibody-drug conjugate comes as Gilead agreed to acquire rival developer Immunomedics in the biotech industry's largest buyout of 2020

Lilly pays $880M for Prevail, pushing further into genetic medicine

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The acquisition marks a significant bet by Lilly on gene therapy's potential to address tough-to-treat neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease

Males help keep populations genetically healthy

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This is shown by a new Uppsala University study providing in-depth knowledge of the possible long-term genetic consequences of […]. Biology Developmental/Reproductive Biology Evolution Genes GeneticsCredit: Mareike Koppik A few males are enough to fertilise all the females.

Are we genetically ‘grounded’?

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Hebrew University identifies molecular factors that enable birds to fly, but keep the rest of us on terra firma Credit: Baruch Haimson For centuries, scientists, aeronautic designers and adventure-seekers have sought to replicate the qualities that allow birds to fly, namely wing-structure and balance.

COVID-19 case severity: How genetic differences leave immune cells at a disadvantage

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LA JOLLA, CA—New research shows how genetic variations linked to severe cases of COVID-19 affect our immune cells. Credit: La Jolla Institute for Immunology LA JOLLA, CA—New research shows how genetic variations linked to severe cases of COVID-19 affect our immune cells.

Ethnically diverse research identifies more genetic markers linked to diabetes

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A missing genetic switch at the origin of malformations

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Latest News genetic malformations missing Origin switchEmbryonic development follows delicate stages: for everything to go well, many genes must coordinate their activity according to a very meticulous scheme and tempo. This precision mechanism sometimes fails, leading to more or less disabling malformations. By studying the Pitx1 gene, one of the genes involved in the construction of the lower limbs, a team […].

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Genetic ancestry shapes immune response to influenza virus

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A new study aimed at explaining differential susceptibility to viral epidemics reveals that ancestry and associated genetic variation can explain population-level differences in the immune response to the flu virus and perhaps also to COVID-19. Latest News ancestry genetic immune influenza response shapes virus

Study finds relationship between immune pathway response to influenza and genetic ancestry

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New research at the University of Chicago has found differences in immune pathway activation to influenza infection between individuals of European and African genetic ancestry. Latest News ancestry finds genetic immune influenza pathway relationship response study

An AstraZeneca, Merck drug slows the return of genetic breast cancer. Will testing speed up?

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Study results disclosed ahead of ASCO could make Lynparza a standard "adjuvant" treatment for people with an inherited form of breast cancer — as long as they know they have it

Japanese-European research team discovers novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

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Genetics and the COVID-19 pandemic

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ROCKVILLE, MD — With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging worldwide, members of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) are working to understand how the virus spreads and infects people, why there is so much variability in susceptibility and severity, and where to look for potential therapeutics. Infectious Emerging Diseases Genetics Infectious/Emerging Diseases Medicine/Health Public Health Virology

Genetic background may affect adaptions to aging

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— How we adapt to aging late in life may be genetically influenced, according to a study led by a psychologist at the University of California, Riverside.

Genetic analysis reveals differences in mate choice between wild and hatchery coho salmon

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A new study of the genetic profiles of wild and hatchery coho salmon demonstrates important distinctions in how the two types of fish form mating pairs. A new study of the genetic profiles of wild and hatchery coho salmon demonstrates important distinctions in […].

How genetic islands form among marine molluscs

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Usually, the individuals of a population of marine species that have the potential to disperse over long distances all share a similar genetic composition. Social & Behavioral Science among form genetic Islands Marine molluscs

Could genetics hold the key to preventing SIDS?

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Credit: Unsplash A state-of-the-art genetic biobank could hold the key to preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), potentially saving the lives of hundreds of babies who die from the devastating condition each year.

The origin and uniqueness of Basque genetics revealed

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A new study reveals that the genetic uniqueness of the Basque population is not due to its external origin in respect of other Iberian populations, but reduced contacts as of the Iron Age. Biology Genetics Population Biology

Genetic analysis uncovers shared evolutionary history of fish fins and vertebrate limbs

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Those appendages vary greatly in size, shape, and function, of course — from fins to wings, arms, and legs — but a new genetic analysis shows that genes that control development at the ends of the appendages share a deep evolutionary history.

Plant genetic engineering to fight ‘hidden hunger’

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Simple genetic modification aims to stop mosquitoes spreading malaria

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Genetic and lifestyle calculator reveals which younger adults are most at risk of colorectal cancer

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The score, a number between 0 and 1, is made from a calculation of people’s risk of developing cancers in either digestive tract organ based on 141 genetic […]. Latest News adults calculator cancer colorectal genetic lifestyle reveals risk youngerA new risk score can identify men and women under age 50 most likely to develop a cancer of the colon or rectum, an international study shows.

New research helps explain the genetic basis for why we look the way we do

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Chemistry AND Physics basis explain genetic helps researchWhich genes control the defining features that make us look as we do? And how do they make it happen? Credit: Bier Lab, UC San Diego Which genes control the defining features that make us look as we do? And how do they make it happen?

Genetic gains for better grains

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Biology Agriculture Developing Countries Food/Food Science Genes Genetics Plant SciencesCredit: © 2020 KAUST An African millet crop could be improved for growth in the dry, arid lands of Saudi Arabia by using information about its genome. Fonio is already well-adapted to this environment but has not had as much domestication as the major cereal crops, such as wheat, rice and maize. Gene targeting could […].

Genetic testing offers powerful weapon for detecting breast cancer: Sema4

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A leader from the health tech solutions company explains how progress in genetic testing has helped advance the detection and prevention of breast cancer.

New genetic target for blood cancer treatment

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Medicine & Health Bioinformatics Biology cancer Cell Biology GeneticsResearchers have identified a vulnerability in some cases of acute myeloid leukaemia that could be harnessed for targeted treatment of these poor-prognosis cancers Targeting a pathway that is essential for the survival of certain types of acute myeloid leukaemia could provide a new therapy avenue for patients, the latest research has found. Researchers from the […].

Scientists discover a new genetic form of ALS in children

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NIH- and USU- led study links ALS to a fat manufacturing gene and maps out a genetic therapy Credit: Courtesy of the NIH/NINDS. Medicine & Health Cell Biology Clinical Trials Gene Therapy Genes Genetics Medicine/Health Metabolism/Metabolic Diseases Neurobiology

Researchers uncover “genetic goldmine” underlying plant resilience in extreme desert environment

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Atmospheric Science Desert environment extreme genetic goldmine plant researchers resilience uncover underlyingAn international team of researchers has identified genes associated with plant survival in one of the harshest environments on Earth: the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Biologists create new genetic systems to neutralize gene drives

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Two active genetics strategies help address concerns about gene-drive releases into the wild Credit: Ana Silva In the past decade, researchers have engineered an array of new tools that control the balance of genetic inheritance.

New technology designed to genetically control disease-spreading mosquitoes

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Leveraging advancements in CRISPR-based genetic engineering, researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a new system that restrains populations of mosquitoes that infect millions each year with debilitating diseases.

A genetic shortcut to help visualize proteins at work

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Low genetic diversity in two manatee species off South America

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Genetic studies can help determine the conservation status of marine animals, identifying threats […]. Agriculture Biodiversity Biology Ecology/Environment Evolution Genetics Marine/Freshwater Biology Population Biology Zoology/Veterinary Science

Artificial intelligence-based technology quickly identifies genetic causes of serious disease

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In the absence of genetic variation, asexual invasive species find new methods of adapting to their environment

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