News tagged with human molecular genetics

New book examines the flawed human body

Humanity's physical design flaws have long been apparent - we have a blind spot in our vision, for instance, and insufficient room for wisdom teeth - but do the imperfections extend to the genetic level?

dateFeb 11, 2010 in Evolution
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Genetic 'bearded lady' syndrome uncovered: study

New research provides exciting genetic insight into a rare syndrome that first appeared in the medical literature in the mid 1800s with the case of Julia Pastrana, the world's most notorious bearded lady. The study, published ...

dateMay 21, 2009 in Genetics
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New strategy developed to diagnose melanoma

A UCSF research team has developed a technique to distinguish benign moles from malignant melanomas by measuring differences in levels of genetic markers. Standard microscopic examinations of biopsied tissue can be ambiguous ...

dateMar 30, 2009 in Cancer
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