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Researchers discover rare genetic disorder that affects the brain, heart and facial features

Researchers discover rare genetic disorder that affects the brain, heart and facial features

FISH technique can be used to probe sperm DNA for chromosomal defects

FISH technique can be used to probe sperm DNA for chromosomal defects

Study investigates control mechanism that ensures accurate chromosome inheritance during cell division

Study investigates control mechanism that ensures accurate chromosome inheritance during cell division

Researchers receive $2.1 million NIH grant to study causes of congenital heart defects

Researchers receive $2.1 million NIH grant to study causes of congenital heart defects

Study provides new insights into the molecular underpinnings of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Study provides new insights into the molecular underpinnings of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

Networks of genes involved in congenital heart disease revealed

Networks of genes involved in congenital heart disease revealed

Scientists identify two drug candidates that counteract deficiencies caused by lack of MECP2 gene

Scientists identify two drug candidates that counteract deficiencies caused by lack of MECP2 gene

Mine ponds increase risk of mercury exposure for indigenous communities and wildlife

Mine ponds increase risk of mercury exposure for indigenous communities and wildlife

Women with interstitial lung disease may not need to terminate their pregnancies

Women with interstitial lung disease may not need to terminate their pregnancies

Insulin has met an evolutionary cul-de-sac making most people vulnerable to Type 2 diabetes

Insulin has met an evolutionary cul-de-sac making most people vulnerable to Type 2 diabetes

Analysis reveals how artificial intelligence has been used to help pregnant women

Analysis reveals how artificial intelligence has been used to help pregnant women

UConn researcher identifies genes and regulatory elements critical to heart development

UConn researcher identifies genes and regulatory elements critical to heart development

Antiseizure drug use during pregnancy linked with double the risk of having children with autism

Antiseizure drug use during pregnancy linked with double the risk of having children with autism

NIH grants 4D Nucleome award to support research by Gladstone scientists

NIH grants 4D Nucleome award to support research by Gladstone scientists

Small molecule restores normal heart development in animal model with rare genetic disorder

Small molecule restores normal heart development in animal model with rare genetic disorder

Scientists engineer tissue grafts for personalized joint replacement

Scientists engineer tissue grafts for personalized joint replacement

Study reveals how ovaries maintain a female's fertility

Study reveals how ovaries maintain a female's fertility

Cardiac arrhythmias linked to functional and structural consequences of gene mutations

Cardiac arrhythmias linked to functional and structural consequences of gene mutations

Study shows how Zika virus degrades key protein involved in neurological growth

Study shows how Zika virus degrades key protein involved in neurological growth