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Human genes: how evolution changes our DNA

Human genes: how evolution changes our DNA

Share on PinterestThe researchers looked at the evolutions of human genetics. HECTOR RIO/AFP via Getty Images Researchers looked at the evolution of human genetics. They say they discovered that human genes continued to change after the evolutionary split from primate ancestors. They recognize that genetic research is complicated and further studies are needed. New research …

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Adverse effects of immunotherapy are higher in patients with certain genes

Adverse effects of immunotherapy are higher in patients with certain genes

Although they have revolutionized cancer treatment, drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors can produce a range of adverse immune system-related side effects. In a new study, scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute identify, for the first time, inherited genetic variations that put patients at high risk for these complications. The discovery, reported online today in …

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Genes indicating risk for Alzheimer's disease identified using new testing methods |  Health

Genes indicating risk for Alzheimer’s disease identified using new testing methods | Health

A new UCLA-led study has used a combination of novel testing methods to identify several novel risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease and a related rare brain disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) through mass variant screening genetics in a single experiment. The study, which has been published in the journal ‘Science’, also includes a new …

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Four genes identified as increasing the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions – Neuroscience News

Summary: The researchers identified four genes, ESR1, DCC, DRD2 and TRAF3, which are associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. Source: duke university A large study of military personnel by researchers at Duke Health and Durham VA identified four genes linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. While further …

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Whole-genome treasure links new genes and variants to autism |  Spectrum |  Autism Research News

Whole-genome treasure links new genes and variants to autism | Spectrum | Autism Research News

The largest analysis to date of whole-genome sequences from people with autism links new genes and variants to the disease. The results and sequences – from 5,100 people with autism and 6,212 without – are on a cloud-based platform and are available to trained researchers. This effort is the latest advancement of the ongoing MSSNG …

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Proprioception: describing the genes associated with the sixth sense – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study identifies genetic markers in cells associated with proprioception. The findings provide new clues about how proprioceptive sensory neurons help control movement. Source: Center Max Delbruck To perform coordinated movements, we rely on special sensory neurons in our muscles and joints. Without them, the brain wouldn’t know what the rest of our body is …

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Pregnancy is a genetic battlefield: Conflicts of interest vs mom-dad genes

Pregnancy is a genetic battlefield: Conflicts of interest vs mom-dad genes

Baby showers. Babymoons. Baby arrival parties. There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the 40-week transition to parenthood. Often, these celebrations implicitly assume that pregnancy is cooperative and mutually beneficial for both parent and fetus. But this belief obscures a more interesting truth about pregnancy: mother and fetus may not coexist peacefully in the same …

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Community newsletter: Sexual prejudice; formation of synapses; convergence of genes | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Illustration by Laurene Boglio Three new autism research threads drew a slew of congratulatory tweets this week. Let’s dive in! A 16-part thread, by Alessandro Gozzi, a senior scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology in Rovereto, Italy, describes a mechanism behind the sex bias in autism, featured in a preprint his team published on …

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The development of hydroelectricity has changed the genes of salmon

The development of hydroelectricity has changed the genes of salmon

THIS ARTICLE/PRESS RELEASE IS PAID FOR AND PRESENTED BY NINA – Norwegian Institute for Nature Research – Learn more Researchers have documented the artificial evolution of a natural salmon population. Just a century ago, the Eira River, which flows into the innermost part of Norway’s Romsdalsfjorden, was famous for its big salmon. The average Eira …

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