Novel biomarker links tumor progression to genome instability
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  January 16, 2019  
  Genetics  
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 Novel biomarker links tumor progression to genome instabilityNovel biomarker links tumor progression to genome instability
 
Our DNA is under constant attack. The delicate molecule that contains our genetic information is extremely vulnerable to everything from environmental agents, such as radiation, to the chemicals in the air we breathe and the food we eat.
 
   Genetic variants linked with risk tolerance and risky behaviorsGenetic variants linked with risk tolerance and risky behaviors
 
As part of an international research project, a group of scientists from the University of Zurich found genetic variants associated with risk tolerance and risky behaviors. It is one of the first studies to link genetic variants with behavioral outcomes, which are relevant to social science research.
 
   NorthShore and Color partner to deliver the power of genomics in routine primary careNorthShore and Color partner to deliver the power of genomics in routine primary care
 
NorthShore University HealthSystem and Color today announced a groundbreaking partnership to deliver the power of genomics to routine primary care at population scale.
 
 New method modifies blood stem cells to reverse genetic mutation that causes IPEX
 
New method modifies blood stem cells to reverse genetic mutation that causes IPEXUCLA researchers led by Dr. Donald Kohn have created a method for modifying blood stem cells to reverse the genetic mutation that causes a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome called IPEX.
 
 
 Researchers discover how cancer cells avoid genetic meltdown
 
Researchers discover how cancer cells avoid genetic meltdownA team of scientists from Beijing and Taipei have shed light on how cancer cell populations avoid genetic meltdown, despite the rapid accumulation of harmful mutations.
 
 
 Study shows an unusual mechanism could have thwart the invasion of human genome by junk DNA
 
Study shows an unusual mechanism could have thwart the invasion of human genome by junk DNAIn the January 7th edition of Communications Biology, researchers at InsideOutBio argue that an unusual form of DNA with a reverse twist may have helped thwart the invasion of the human genome by junk DNA.
 
 
 Mapping a person's genetic makeup can help save billions each year in health costs
 
Mapping a person's genetic makeup can help save billions each year in health costsA UniSA scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year through unsafe and ineffective drug prescriptions.
 
 
 Identifying genetic factors that lead to squamous cell carcinoma
 
Identifying genetic factors that lead to squamous cell carcinomaSkin cancer is on the rise in the United States. Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of cancer in the U.S., has the highest mortality rate of all non-melanoma skin cancers. In roughly two to five percent of patients, the disease will metastasize and spread throughout the body, making it difficult to treat.
 
 
 Scientists create comprehensive new method to predict breast cancer risk
 
Scientists create comprehensive new method to predict breast cancer riskScientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK published in Genetics in Medicine.