News tagged with gene mutation

Double-teaming a whole-genome hunt

By inspecting the sequence of all 3 billion "letters" that make up the genome of a single person affected with a rare, inherited disorder, a Johns Hopkins and Duke University team ferreted out the single genetic mutation ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Genetics
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DNA mutation rates raise curtain on cause of cancer

What if we could understand why cancer develops? We know that certain risk factors, such as smoking or excessive sun exposure, can increase the chances of developing this terrible disease, but cancer can form in any tissue, ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Cancer
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Virus works with gene to cause Crohn's-like illness

Scientists have shown that a specific virus can interact with a mutation in the host's genes to trigger disease. The observation may help explain why many people with disease risk genes do not actually develop disease.

dateJun 24, 2010 in Genetics
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