News tagged with genetic defects

Molecular code cracked

(Phys.org) -- Scientists have cracked a molecular code that may open the way to destroying or correcting defective gene products, such as those that cause genetic disorders in humans.

Aug 17, 2012
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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 ...

Apr 29, 2011
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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 ...

Apr 19, 2011
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Cause of skin cancer that heals itself found

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists has identified the key gene causing a rare type of skin cancer that grows rapidly for a few weeks or months but then heals itself.

Mar 01, 2011 report
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