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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All genes in one go

The majority of rare diseases are hereditary. But despite significant progress in genome research, in most cases their exact cause remains unclear. The discovery of the underlying genetic defect is, however, ...

Aug 29, 2010
4.8 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

A new approach to medicine

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Connecticut researchers are exploring how to take a patient's own cells, re-engineer them, and replace them in the body.

Sep 24, 2010
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New clue why autistic people don't want hugs

Why do people with fragile X syndrome, a genetic defect that is the best-known cause of autism and inherited mental retardation, recoil from hugs and physical touch - even from their parents?

Feb 11, 2010
4.6 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast