Molecular and Human Genetics News

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. 
‘Silent seizures’ found in patients with Alzheimer’s diseaseMay 1, 2017
Discovery of ‘Silent seizures’ provides a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and can potentially lead to new treatments.
Mechanism of environment-microbe-host interactions revealedApr 24, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism showing how microbes can alter the physiology of the organisms in which they live.
Medical mystery solved in record timeApr 17, 2017
In a study published today, a team of researchers reports solving a medical mystery of the genetic cause of intellectual disability in four male patient in a day’s work.
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.
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.
Gene ABL1 implicated in cancer, developmental disorderMar 13, 2017
Researchers link ABL1, a human gene well-known for its association with cancer, to a developmental disorder. 
Mutations in CWC27 result in spectrum of conditionsMar 9, 2017
Researchers has discovered that mutations in the human gene CWC27 result in a spectrum of clinical conditions that include retinal degeneration and problems with craniofacial and skeletal development.
Genetic driver behind rare skeletal dysplasia condition foundMar 6, 2017
Researchers have identified a previously unimplicated gene behind a particular form of chondrodysplasia, a skeletal dysplasia that affects cartilage formation and causes disproportionate short stature and premature osteoarthritis.