Researchers call for new genetic tests for congenital diseases
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  June 6, 2018  
  Genetics  
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 Researchers call for new genetic tests for congenital diseasesResearchers call for new genetic tests for congenital diseases
 
Researchers have discovered that genetic mutations called epivariations are the cause of certain neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital diseases.
 
   Mapping the Genes Responsible for PluripotencyMapping the Genes Responsible for Pluripotency
 
Dr. Atilgan Yilmaz and his team have developed a method by which they can produce haploid human embryonic stem cells from oocytes. They combined this technique with CRISPR-Cas9 to generate an atlas of the genome, containing the functions of over 18,000 genes.
 
   New way of delivering gene therapy shows promise in treating brain conditionsNew way of delivering gene therapy shows promise in treating brain conditions
 
Researchers from the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences have engineered a novel way of delivering gene therapy that they hope will mean scientists and doctors can target areas of the brain that were previously difficult to reach.
 
 Research suggests link between faulty gene, alcohol, and heart failure
 
Research suggests link between faulty gene, alcohol, and heart failureThe researchers investigated faulty versions of a gene called titin which are carried by one in 100 people or 600,000 people in the UK.
 
 
 Researchers develop innovative tool for female reproductive genetics
 
Researchers develop innovative tool for female reproductive geneticsThe fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is a powerful model organism for studying animal and human development and disease. It is low cost, generates rapidly, and there are many tools to genetically modify its cells.
 
 
 Study establishes the importance of haploid cells
 
Study establishes the importance of haploid cellsA new study has found that when the cell replication process exceeds or has less than a pair of chromosome set (a genome), destabilization occurs.
 
 
 Study: Few men undergo genetic testing despite high risk of breast cancer
 
Study: Few men undergo genetic testing despite high risk of breast cancerCancer is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. At least 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Parents with the cancer gene mutation have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to a son or daughter.