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'Later-life' genes activated during stress

27 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
Researchers have found a set of body clock-controlled genes that activate in later life and times of intense stress to protect the body... [Read More]
 

Neanderthal genes control human gene expression

27 February 2017 - by Ari Haque
Neanderthal DNA is still involved in controlling a range of traits in modern humans... [Read More]
 

Baldness linked to over 280 genes

20 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
A new study has found over 280 genes associated with male-pattern baldness... [Read More]
 

Broad Institute CRISPR patents upheld

20 February 2017 - by Ryan Ross
The US Patent and Trademark Office has upheld the right of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to the genome-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9... [Read More]
 

Eight percent of tiredness linked to genes

20 February 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
A UK Biobank study has found that genetics accounts for eight percent of the difference in people's feelings of tiredness and low energy... [Read More]
 

Gene for 'fullness' identified

20 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Researchers have identified a gene in roundworms that is involved in the feeling of fullness and the need to sleep after a meal... [Read More]
 

Major US report supports human genome editing

20 February 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
An influential advisory group has given cautious support to the idea of making heritable changes to the human genome in order to treat or prevent disease... [Read More]
 

New genetic links to pancreatic cancer discovered

20 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
Researchers have used whole-genome sequencing to uncover new mutations responsible for a rare type of pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
 

Richmond CCG considering cuts to IVF provision

20 February 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard
New proposals from Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) could see NHS-funded IVF treatment available only in 'exceptional circumstances', such as for patients with HIV or cancer... [Read More]
 

First human trial of gene therapy for Fabry disease

17 February 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A Canadian man with Fabry disease – a rare, inherited enzyme deficiency – is the first person to be given gene therapy for the condition... [Read More]
 

BRCA testing not offered to enough high-risk patients

13 February 2017 - by Hannah Somers
A study has indicated that US doctors may not be recommending genetic testing to a sufficient number of high-risk breast cancer patients... [Read More]
 

Daylight savings time may increase risk of miscarriage after IVF

13 February 2017 - by Ayala Ochert
Miscarriage rates following IVF appear to increase when the clocks go forward in the spring, according to a study... [Read More]
 

Deaf mice able to hear 'whispers' after gene therapy

13 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
An improved gene-therapy technique using a synthetic virus has restored the hearing of deaf mice up to the level of a whisper... [Read More]
 

Genetic study identifies new type of muscular dystrophy

13 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Scientists have identified a unique form of congenital muscular dystrophy, characterised by short stature, intellectual disabilities and cataracts... [Read More]
 

Genetic test predicts success of bone-marrow transplant

13 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
A new blood test can predict how well patients with myelodysplastic syndrome will respond to bone-marrow transplants... [Read More]
 

Shift work and manual labour lower women's fertility

13 February 2017 - by Helen Robertson
Women who have physically demanding jobs or non-daytime working hours may experience decreased fertility, according to a study... [Read More]
 

Wirral reduces access to IVF

13 February 2017 - by Rikita Patel
The Wirral CCG has announced that it is cutting the provision of NHS-funded IVF cycles from three to two, in an attempt to reduce its financial deficit... [Read More]
 

83 rare genes influence height, says GIANT

06 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
A large international study has uncovered 83 rare genetic variants that can significantly affect a person's height... [Read More]
 

ACMG recommends caution on genome editing

06 February 2017 - by Rachel Siden
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has published a statement recommending caution over the clinical application of genome editing... [Read More]
 

Court rules Israeli parents cannot use dead son's sperm

06 February 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The parents of a deceased Israeli man have had their request to use his sperm rejected on appeal... [Read More]
 

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