Genetics News

Patient-inspired research uncovers new link to rare disorder Jun 22, 2017
Meeting a young patient with Zellweger syndrome, a rare, life-threatening genetic disease, started a scientific investigation that culminated with an unexpected discovery.
Analyses of liver cancer reveals unexpected genetic playersJun 15, 2017
Researchers analyzed 363 liver cancer cases to learn more about the genetic causes of this cancer, and to identify potential new therapeutic targets.
International genetics symposium launches in Hong KongMay 17, 2017
The world’s top geneticists will come together for the first-ever Joint Symposium in Clinical Genetics May 19 - 21, 2017 in Hong Kong. 
‘MARRVEL’ new way to compile big data in human-centric wayMay 11, 2017
A group of researchers at Baylor created MARRVEL to help researchers everywhere search databases all at once and in a matter of minutes.
Landmark autism genetic study seeking participantsMar 28, 2017
Families affected by autism are invited to a special on-site registration and data collection event for the nation’s largest-ever autism research study. 
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypesMar 27, 2017
Researchers led by Dr. Melissa Bondy have conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.
OTUD6B gene mutations cause intellectual, physical disabilityMar 23, 2017
An international team of researchers from institutions around the world has discovered that mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and intellectual deficits.
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertilityMar 21, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
New SMA treatment topic of March Evenings with GeneticsMar 21, 2017
On Tuesday, March 28, Evenings with Genetics will highlight a new drug that has been approved by the FDA to treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Mouse study helps find causes of human behavioral disordersMar 13, 2017
Research of a mouse model led to the discovery of the genetic cause of the human neurological condition of five patients who, until now, had not received a genetic diagnosis.