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Genetics

Cancer researchers are now using one of the world's fastest computers to detect which parts of the genetic code may cause bowel and prostate cancer...
A team of scientists based at Brown University has found that reducing expression of a fundamentally important gene called Myc significantly...
There are 3 billion letters in the human genome, and scientists have endlessly debated how many of them serve a functional purpose. There are those...
In the majority of cases, the onset of cancer is characterized by a minor change in a person's genetic material. A cell's DNA mutates in a particular...
Even with modern genomewide analysis techniques, it has proven difficult to identify genetic factors affecting risk for depression, according to a...
Some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and for worse. Now Duke University researchers have identified a gene variant that...
Genetic advance may help manipulate the polymer-forming processes to improve the efficiency of biofuel production. Plant geneticists including Sam...
In the hunt for better knowledge on the aging process, researchers from Lund University have now enlisted the help of small birds. A new study...
We’ve come a long way since scientists cloned the first adult mammal, a sheep named Dolly, in 1996. Now, you can pay to have your own dog duplicated...
Technique allows rapid, large-scale studies of gene function. Using a gene-editing system originally developed to delete specific genes, MIT...

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