Genetics

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Too Lazy to Exercise? Is It Genetic?

In an attempt to figure out why individuals with a limited capacity to exercise behave the way they do, a team of researchers conducted a case study. After several tests, including genetic analysis, the scientists found that the mutated gene being examined "was the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene."
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Sudden Death In Young People Is Genetic

Research tackling sudden death discover that CDH2 gene causes a genetic disorder that makes young people prone to cardiac arrest. The finding is a result of a 15-year-old international collaboration.
The first animal cloning was done on a sheep named Dolly.

Science Of Cloning: The Facts You Need To Know

Cloning is the process of producing identical copy of a living being by replicating its genetic information. More than creation it is perceived as re-creation of an already existing biological entity.

A New Form of College Rivalry: Genetic Engineering Patents

College rivalries are nothing new. Some even reach legendary proportions. USC vs. Notre Dame, Alabama vs. Auburn, Army vs. Navy. They make for great football. Not so much when it comes to technological rights, as we're discovering in the ongoing battle between UC Berkeley and MIT, as they wrestle over the patent for a machine that just might revolutionize genetic engineering.

New Issue of ‘Science’ Tackles Individualized Immunotherapies and the Future of Cancer Research

When it comes to tackling important issues within the science community that address realistic needs of the public, few publications are quite as thoughtful as the journal Science when it comes to curating the best of the best research, in any given field. Though the journal often covers a wide breadth of topics, this week they’re headed in a new direction, talking about game-changing cancer immunotherapy and the future possibility of individualized treatments that will take every patient’s genetic makeup and mutations into consideration. And it has become a conversation led by many hopeful researchers at the helm, backed by promising data.

Genetic Markers and Immune Response Reveal Origins of PTSD

While Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become highly stigmatized as a mental health condition within the armed forces, where soldiers often return home from battle with the debilitating condition, it appears that not only may some soldiers be genetically predisposed to it—some may have immunological reactions that even make it worse. In a new study published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, a team of researchers with the University of Southampton (UK) and University of California, San Diego have uncovered the genetic markers that could theoretically allow them to identify soldiers or patients that may be most at risk, even before they’re deployed at all.
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