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Loss of Menin helps drive the aging process, researchers find

03 April, 2023

Researchers speculate that Menin may be the key protein connecting the genetic, inflammatory and metabolic factors of aging.

How bacteria-killing viruses deceive their hosts

31 March, 2023

Bacteriophages deploy a sneaky tactic when targeting their hosts: they use a standard genetic code when invading bacteria, then switch to an alternate code at later stages of infection.

Largest ever genetic study of endometriosis completed

28 March, 2023

The study found 42 areas across the genome that harbour variants that increase the risk of endometriosis.

Beethoven's genome sheds light on health and history

23 March, 2023 by Lauren Davis

Through whole-genome sequencing, researchers uncovered important information about Beethoven's health and posed new questions about his ancestry and cause of death.

The pros and cons of the Black Death-fighting gene variant

16 March, 2023

The same genetics that helped some of our ancestors fight the plague are still likely to be at work in our bodies today.

Peptide helps prevent nerve cell death in MND and dementia

13 March, 2023

The concept of using peptides to block the effects of the damaging repeat expanded RNA and toxic repeat proteins could transform how some neurodegenerative conditions are treated.

Explained: the gene mutation that causes heart disease

10 March, 2023

The gene ALPK3, which controls the heart's capacity to beat normally, has been shown to increase cardiomyopathy risk when mutated.

Scientists optimise genome editing procedures

14 February, 2023

Researchers have improved the efficiency of molecular genetic methods such as CRISPR/Cas9 and related systems, while broadening their areas of application.

Rare childhood cancer genes revealed

01 February, 2023

Several genes that cause a rare childhood cancer have been identified in the first comprehensive genetic map of sarcomas.

Abnormal 12-hour rhythms found in schizophrenic brains

30 January, 2023

Researchers say they have presented the first evidence of 12-hour cycles of gene activity in the human brain, and that some of those 12-hour rhythms are missing or altered in patients with schizophrenia.

Gene in centenarians protects against heart failure

27 January, 2023

An anti-aging gene discovered in a population of centenarians has been shown to rewind the heart's biological age by 10 years.

Scientists identify genetic variant that causes ALS

25 January, 2023

Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a novel genetic variant found in some patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Genetic mutation linked to childhood glaucoma

19 January, 2023

Researchers have found a mutation in the thrombospondin-1 (THBS1) gene in three ethnically and geographically diverse families with childhood glaucoma histories.

Identifying intrinsically disordered proteins in crowds

19 January, 2023

Scientists have revealed new insights into intrinsically disordered proteins and protein regions and how they behave under various physiological processes.

New type of CRISPR gene scissors discovered

17 January, 2023

Unlike any other previously known nuclease of the CRISPR-Cas immune system, the newly dubbed 'Cas12a2' destroys DNA to shut down an infected cell.

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