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Staying wakeful for the day: A second short sleep gene identified

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Is genetic testing of value for ALS patients?

January 19, 2018 – Patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) find value in genetic testing for the disease, whether or not they have a family history of the condition, according to findings from a survey conducted by U.S. researchers, just published in the November 2017 issue of Molecular Genetics &

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Voretigene Neparvovec-Rzyl (Luxturna): Gene therapy to treat inherited vision loss

December 20, 2017 –  The American Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved  a novel gene therapy to treat patients with a rare form of inherited vision loss. Voretigene Neparvovec-Rzyl (Luxturna) is the first directly administered gene therapy approved to target a disease caused by mutations in a specific human gene (i.e.,

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Twin cities facing genetic disaster: Fumarase deficiency

August 03, 2017 – Fumarase deficiency is extremely rare – until around 1990 there had only been 13 diagnosed and identified cases worldwide. Fumarase deficiency is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme fumarate hydratase,

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  • Tick, tock: How stress speeds up your chromosomes' aging clock December 5, 2019
    Ageing is an inevitability for all living organisms, and although we still don't know exactly why our bodies gradually grow ever more decrepit, we are starting to grasp how it happens.
  • Genome testing for siblings of kids with autism may detect ASD before symptoms appear December 5, 2019
    One of the key priorities of interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is starting early, with some evidence showing infants as young as seven months old could benefit. Yet, most children in North America aren't diagnosed with ASD until they're over four years of age. New research led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) […]
  • 2019: the year gene therapy came of age December 5, 2019
    In the summer, a mother in Nashville with a seemingly incurable genetic disorder finally found an end to her suffering—by editing her genome.
  • Scientists create 'epigenetic couch potato' mouse December 4, 2019
    Why is it that some people love to exercise, and others hate it? Most people would assume it's all due to genetics, but a new Baylor College of Medicine led study in mice shows for the first time that a different molecular level of regulation—epigenetics—plays a key role in determining one's innate drive to exercise. […]
  • Human genetic enhancement might soon be possible—but where do we draw the line? December 4, 2019
    The first genetically edited children were born in China in late 2018. Twins Lulu and Nana had a particular gene—known as CCR5—modified during embryonic development. The aim was to make them (and their descendants) resistant to HIV. By some definitions, this would be an example of human enhancement.
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