Genetics News

Mutations in gene TRAF7 associated with multisystem disorderJun 28, 2018
A team of researchers find that mutations in TRAF7 are likely associated with a multisystem disorder.
Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databasesJun 8, 2018
While the prospects from direct-to-consumer genetic are exciting, there also has been an emerging trend of law enforcement agencies using these databases to solve crimes and cold cases, raising complex questions about ethics and data access.
Joint symposium brings advances in genetic research to Asia for second yearMay 24, 2018
For the second year, top geneticists from around the world gathered for the Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics and 14th Asia Pacific Congress in Maternal Fetal Medicine in Hong Kong.
Xia-Gibbs Syndrome study led to new patient registryMay 4, 2018
Researchers at the Human Genome Sequencing Center have established a registry to collect genetic and other clinical information from patients with Xia-Gibbs Syndrome.
Research reveals uncaptured genetic diversity in BotswanaApr 26, 2018
In one of the first data-driven, population-based genomic studies have found significant diversity in the genetic makeup of a population from the southern region of the African continent.
Scientists seek to sequence genomes of all known speciesApr 23, 2018
An international group of researchers, including researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, seek to sequence every known species that calls planet Earth home.
New genetic tool will expand library of fruit fliesApr 4, 2018
The recent development of a large versatile library of fruit flies can be used to perform efficient and elegant in vivo gene-specific manipulations using the new protocol and gene-specific integration vector CRISPR-Mediated Integrated Cassette.
Ethicists explore ways to regulate unproven stem cell therapiesFeb 19, 2018
A new report demonstrates that individual and class action lawsuits from individuals injured by stem cell treatments can be an effective new tool in fighting to crack down on these unproven therapies.
Primate genomics study reveals clues into AIDS resistanceJan 3, 2018
Researchers set out to sequence and analyze the genomes of two nonhuman primates to develop new insights into the behavior of the HIV virus in humans.
G-quadruplex regulates breast cancer-associated geneDec 21, 2017
Researchers have now discovered a mechanism by which cells can regulate switching between the two proteins, opening options for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to control cancer growth in the future.