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.

dateAug 17, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

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 ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Medical research
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