New way to trace the transmission histories of rare genetic diseases
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  December 12, 2018  
  Genetics  
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 New way to trace the transmission histories of rare genetic diseasesNew way to trace the transmission histories of rare genetic diseases
 
There are only 25 people in the whole of Quebec at the moment who have a rare recessive genetic disease called chronic atrial and intestinal dysrhythmia. It is a serious disease that affects both heart rate and intestinal movements.
 
 
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   Researchers find evidence of epigenetics in single-celled archaeaResearchers find evidence of epigenetics in single-celled archaea
 
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have found evidence that the epigenetics-based evolution that occurs in complex multicellular species (eukaryotes) is also at play in a species of archaea, which are microscopic, single-celled organisms.
 
 New massive sequencing platform implemented for double factor preimplantation genetic testing
 
New massive sequencing platform implemented for double factor preimplantation genetic testingA research team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with the Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia, has managed to implement a massive sequencing platform for Preimplantation Genetic Testing for the first time in history.
 
 
 New gene therapy treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia reverses symptoms in adults
 
New gene therapy treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia reverses symptoms in adultsAfter over a decade of preclinical research and development, a new gene therapy treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia is reversing disease symptoms in two adults and showing early potential for transportability to resource-challenged parts of the world where SCA is most common.
 
 
 Advances in gene therapy for inherited blood disorders
 
Advances in gene therapy for inherited blood disordersGene therapy holds a lot of promise in medicine. If we could safely alter our own DNA, we might eliminate diseases our ancestors passed down to us.
 
 
 Genes play a role in physical activity and sleep
 
Genes play a role in physical activity and sleepTime spent sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown. In one of the most detailed projects of its kind, the scientists studied the activity of 91,105 UK Biobank participants who had previously worn an activity monitor on their wrist for a week
 
 
 Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca open new Functional Genomics Centre
 
Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca open new Functional Genomics CentreCancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced today (Monday) that they are opening a new center in the UK, dedicated to realizing the full potential of functional genomics in the discovery and development of new drugs for patients with cancer.
 
 
 Researchers take a step forward with a study of molecules of DNA
 
Researchers take a step forward with a study of molecules of DNAResearchers from the Andalusian center for Molecular Biology and regenerative Medicine and from the University of Seville have taken a step forward with a study of something as essential for life as the molecules of DNA.
 
 
 Gene that allows you eat as much as you want could help combat obesity
 
Gene that allows you eat as much as you want could help combat obesityIt sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much food as you want without gaining weight could be a reality in the near future.