Genetics play vital role in neurodevelopment disorders

3 months ago
When an individual develops a neurodevelopment disorder like autism, the severity of that disorder depends on genetic changes beyond a single supposedly diseasecausing mutation. The total amount of rare mutations deletions, duplications, or other  ... ...

Human cells are first responders to repair damaged DNAs

6 months ago
Read more about Human cells are first responders to repair damaged DNAs on Business Standard. A new study revealed that the cells are the first responders in the human body, which repairs the damaged DNA.The findings are timely, as scientists are delving into genome editing with the DNAcutting enzyme, CRISPRCas9, to treat diseases or to ... ...

Scientists Find Another Possible Explanation for Why Hair Goes Gray

7 months ago
Scientists think they’ve stumbled upon a newly discovered mechanism that could explain why some people’s hair turns gray and others become afflicted with patches of unpigmented skin, a rare, stigmatized condition called vitiligo. Their research, published Thursday in PLOS Biology, suggests a gene that regulates the natural pigment melanin also keeps our immune system from turning on itself. ... ...

22 new genetic risk factors for stroke identified

9 months ago
Read more about 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke identified on Business Standard. Scientists, including one of Indianorigin, have identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, from DNA samples of 520,000 individuals worldwide, thus tripling the number of gene regions known to affect stroke risk. ... ...

Staying ahead of breast and cervical cancer

10 months ago
Read more about Staying ahead of breast and cervical cancer on Business Standard. Cancer is a progressive disease which starts from the mutation of a single cell and if left untreated, may be fatal.When it comes to gender, women are more vulnerable to certain types of cancer. Breast cancer and cervical cancer are two types of ... ...

TwoThirds of All Cancer Mutations Are Unavoidable, Scientists Claim

2 years ago
In a study that’s bound to attract considerable controversy, a pair of researchers are claiming that between 60 and 66 percent of all cancercausing mutations are the result of random DNA copying errors, making them essentially unavoidable. The new research is offering important insights into how cancer emerges, and how it should be diagnosed and treated—but many questions remain. ... ...

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