News tagged with genetic defects

Hunting for the good news in the human genome

One of the most common and most disabling birth defects, spina bifida strikes about one in 1,000 births in the United States -- nearly as many as Down’s Syndrome. The cause of this often devastating disorder, characterized ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Genetics
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Hope for children with rare genetic defect

To date, there is no therapy for Batten disease. Patients pass away in their teens or twenties. Four years ago, the working group lead by Dr. Mika Ruonala at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany started to study the consequences ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Medical research
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