Discovery of 100 new genes may aid research into pigmentation diseases
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  April 18, 2018  
  Genetics  
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 Discovery of 100 new genes may aid research into pigmentation diseasesDiscovery of 100 new genes may aid research into pigmentation diseases
 
A new study identified more than 100 genes that play a key role in determining the color of human hair. The findings may have important implications for pigmentation diseases such as melanoma.
 
   Scientists use CRISPR to develop a genome surveillance toolScientists use CRISPR to develop a genome surveillance tool
 
Scientists have converted CRISPR/Cas9 into a genome surveillance tool, in an effort to develop a more effective way of fighting disease.
 
   NIH study uncovers genetic basis of 'dripping candle wax' bone diseaseNIH study uncovers genetic basis of 'dripping candle wax' bone disease
 
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health worked with 15 patients from around the world to uncover a genetic basis of "dripping candle wax" bone disease.
 
 Study sheds light on how the HSC niche is maintained
 
Study sheds light on how the HSC niche is maintainedResearchers from Osaka University in Japan have identified an important cellular protein involved in the maintenance of bone marrow cavities and the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niche.
 
 
 Genomic Imprinting
 
Genomic ImprintingGenomic imprinting refers to the selective expression of either the maternal or paternal allele, whilst the other remains inactive.
 
 
 New study maps links between 625 genes and different chemotherapy treatments
 
New study maps links between 625 genes and different chemotherapy treatmentsDespite the great successes of targeted cancer drugs and the promise of novel immunotherapies, the vast majority of people diagnosed with cancer are still first treated with chemotherapy.
 
 
 Researchers develop new method to study activity of inflammatory cells
 
Researchers develop new method to study activity of inflammatory cellsThe process that the body sets in motion in the event of inflammation is complex, but also impressive. The main role here is played by immune cells migrating from the blood into the tissue to fight the inflammation.
 
 
 Gene affects some women's body fat distribution and increases their diabetes risk
 
Gene affects some women's body fat distribution and increases their diabetes riskA natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store fat on their bellies and hips and puts them at significantly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research reveals.
 
 
 Scientists discover genes that may trigger depression
 
Scientists discover genes that may trigger depressionNearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists. The findings could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the condition, researchers say.