News tagged with hereditary disease

Doctors use sick boy's DNA in diagnosis, treatment

Doctors and scientists in Wisconsin have published the first detailed account of a groundbreaking medical case in which they sequenced all the genes of a very sick young boy from Monona, Wis., and used the information to ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Genetics
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The heritability of Crohn's disease better understood

A University of Liege GIGA-Research Unit team has discovered new particular genetic mutations which influence hereditary predisposition to Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the bowel. The rare variants discovered ...

dateDec 17, 2010 in Genetics
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Light games with DNA

The diagnosis of hereditary diseases and the identification of genetic fingerprints hinge on high-sensitivity DNA imaging biotechnologies. These imaging tools detect specific genes in cells using fluorophores—fluorescent ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Biochemistry
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