Globules of Globules of Globules: Research Reveals How Our Cells Pack in All That DNA

October 09, 2009
A segment of chromosome 14 folded to reveal a fractal curve using Origami. Designed and folded by Jason Ku. Photo by Erik Demaine. How do you get three billion pairs...
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Researchers Discover the True Identity of the “Royal Disease”

October 08, 2009
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Prince Alexei, 1911. The princes of early 20th century Europe had a problem.   The source of their wealth and power — the royal blood coursing...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Find More Genetic Variants Associated With Prostate Cancer

September 29, 2009
In the United States, prostate cancer affects about one in every six men.   Genomewide association studies aimed at finding common genetic variants associated with this common disease have been...
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SNPwatch: More Evidence That Genetic Variations are Important for Hepatitis C Infection and Treatment

September 18, 2009
Unlike the flu virus, which the body is generally able to fight off completely, infection with hepatitis C is often chronic.   That means for most of the three to...
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SNPwatch: Largest Alzheimer’s Genetic Studies To Date Identify Three New Susceptibility Genes

September 08, 2009
Despite years of effort and millions of dollars in research funding, only one gene, APOE, has been conclusively associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk so far.   But now the results...
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Surprisingly Skinny Mice Could Point the Way to Obesity and Diabetes Treatments

September 04, 2009
Scientists who are studying mice with a mutation that makes them resistant to obesity even in the face of a high-fat diet may have identified a new way to treat...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Associated With Addiction In Caucasian Women

September 01, 2009
Although environment plays a major part in addiction – you can’t get hooked on something you’ve never tried – genetics plays a substantial role in determining whether a person who...
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More Evidence that Genetics Can Reduce the Efficacy of Anti-Clotting Medication Clopidogrel

August 26, 2009
A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association adds to the mounting evidence that genetic variations impact the efficacy of clopidogrel (Plavix ®), a drug used to...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Associated With Risk Of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Identified

August 20, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Predicts Hepatitis C Treatment Success

August 17, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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