News tagged with genetic screens

Testing curbs some genetic diseases

(AP) -- Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Genetics
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Chromosomal abnormality found for inherited clubfoot

Although clubfoot is one of the most common congenital birth defects, few genetic causes have been found. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found what they believe to be the most ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Genetics
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Tiny roundworm points to big promise

Two related studies from Northwestern University offer new strategies for tackling the challenges of preventing and treating diseases of protein folding, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, amyotrophic ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in Biotechnology
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