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Fast-track gene-ID method speeds rare disease search

A University of Michigan-led research team has identified a gene responsible in some families for a devastating inherited kidney disorder, thanks to a new, faster method of genetic analysis not available even two years ...

dateSep 16, 2010 in Genetics
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Diseases prove elusive in global genetic search

( -- A failure to use large international sample groups when searching for the genetic basis of common diseases is contributing to a lack of knowledge about the true frequency of illnesses across ...

dateSep 02, 2010 in Genetics
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Understanding genetic mixing through migration

Understanding the genetic ancestry of mixed populations, such as those found in North America, can not only help to detect their origins but also to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases, a scientist will tell ...

dateJun 11, 2010 in Genetics
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In praise of the Y chromosome

( -- David Page, director of the Whitehead Institute and professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says research indicates the much-maligned Y chromosome plays a more critical ...

dateApr 20, 2010 in Biotechnology
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