News tagged with genetic defects

Many genes are switched on by default

Contrary to common scientific belief, many genes are switched "on" by default. These findings are from a study by Prof. Dr. Frank Holstege of University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht that has been published in the April 24 ...

Apr 25, 2014
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Genetic testing to produce more offspring

A small anomaly with massive consequences: Researchers have discovered a genetic defect that makes breeding bulls infertile. To verify the mutation, researchers from Technische Universität München used ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Fast track to mouse modeling

What genes are responsible for the development of breast cancer? What are the brain cell mutations that lead to the onset of Alzheimer's? To find new therapies, scientists have to understand how diseases ...

Apr 02, 2013
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Spotted: Rare spotted penguin

(Phys.org)—Little penguins, also known as fairy penguins, usually have a white belly and dark blue back to camouflage them from predatory eagles above and their fish prey below.

Jan 31, 2013
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