Genetics

Girl with rare genetic condition entertaining MILLIONS with cute dance routines with her nurses

An adorable young girl with a rare genetic condition has gone viral on social media after recording cute dance routines with her nurses. Penny Barraclough’s incredible moves and bubbly personality led millions to watch her Tik Tok clips – as she underwent a stem cell bone marrow transplant in hospital. The six-year-old was diagnosed with …

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Genes That Maintain Healthy Neurons Identified

Summary: Kinase enzymes are essential for neurons to perform autophagy. Researchers found deleting genes that encode kinase NDR1 and NDR2 impairs neuron health and spurs neurodegeneration in both young and old mice. Source: Francis Crick Institute Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found that deleting two genes that encode key enzyme proteins (kinases NDR1 …

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Harvard and Hebrew university study: Medieval Ashkenazi Jews had more genetic diversity

About two-thirds of Jews today — or about 10 million people — are Ashkenazi, referring to a recent origin from Eastern and Central Europe. They reside mostly in the United States and Israel. Ashkenazi Jews carry a particularly high burden of disease-causing genetic mutations, such as those in the BRCA1 gene associated with an increased …

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Gut Microbiome at the Center of Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis

Summary: Adding to previous research on the gut-brain axis link to Parkinson’s disease, researchers discovered the gut microbiome is involved with multiple pathways in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s. Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham says the gut microbiome is involved in multiple pathways in the pathogenesis …

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Continued excellence in DNA repair and genome

image: Collaborative Research Center 1361: Regulation of DNA Repair and Genome Stability view more Credit: © CRC 1361 German Research Foundation renews Collaborative Research Center 1361 at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz The German Research Foundation (DFG) announced the prolongation of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1361: “Regulation of DNA Repair and Genome Stability” for an …

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Tevogen Eyes Development of T Cells for Treatment of EBV-Related Cancers and MS

Credit: THOM LEACH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty Images Buoyed by a recent proof-of-concept trial of its cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) targeting treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection, late stage biopharma Tevogen Bio announced it will begin work to study potential therapeutic use of its allogeneic genetically unmodified precision T cell. technology in multiple sclerosis (MS) …

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CIRM awards $8M for gene therapy research on rare, incurable diseases

The first grant of $4.8 million will fund novel gene therapy aiming for one-time, lifelong treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a progressive neuromuscular disorder. FA is an inherited disorder that initially impairs motor function and can lead to scoliosis, heart disease, vision loss, and diabetes. Heart abnormalities caused by the disease can also lead to …

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How well do genetic ancestry testing kits work? Expert weighs in

How well do genetic ancestry testing kits work? Massachusetts expert weighs in Updated: 12:06 PM EST Dec 3, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript THANK YOU. FIVE ON YOUR HEALTH. THE GROWING POPULARITY OF THOSE DNA TEST KITS MEANS MORE PEOPLE MAY FIND THEIR FAMILY TREE UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE THIS YEAR. HERE WITH SOME ADVICE …

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Newly identified genetic mutation may be a root cause of severe childhood glaucoma

An international team of scientists led by Mass Eye and Ear, a member of Mass General Brigham, and Boston Children’s Hospital, has discovered a new genetic mutation that may be a root cause of severe cases of childhood glaucoma, a devastating condition that runs in families. and can rob children of their vision by 3 …

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