• Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

Tag Archives: genetic

Scientists identify new genetic interactions that may impact cancer outcomes

Living cells contain tens of thousands of genes that serve as instruction guides for making the proteins cells need to survive. These genes function in highly cooperative and interdependent ways, and scientists have long known that a change in the

Genetic differences between strains of Epstein-Barr virus can alter its activity

Researchers at the University of Sussex have identified how differences in the genetic sequence of the two main strains of the cancer-associated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) can alter the way the virus behaves when it infects white blood cells. When EBV

Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia

A global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought. The research was published

Study identifies novel genetic factors for colorectal cancer risk

Cancer — Histopathologic image of colonic carcinoid. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 A large-scale study conducted among East Asians and led by Vanderbilt researchers has identified multiple, previously unknown genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer. Wei Zheng, MD, Ph.D., Anne Potter

Researchers correct genetic mutation that causes IPEX, a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome

Led by Dr. Donald Kohn and Katelyn Masiuk, the researchers engineered a ‘viral vector’ that would turn on the FoxP3 gene only in regulatory T cells — and not in other types of cells. Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research