Genetics

Genetics

Study Shows Memory Gene Acts Like Virus: New Hope for Alzheimer’s, HIV?

Health
Two independent teams of NIH-funded researchers discovered that the Arc gene can package its genetic material in a virus-like shell for delivery to nearby cells. ...
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Putting It to the Test – 23andMe

Editorial Health
More than 2 million people have taken part in genetic testing by 23andMe, a company founded in 2006 by CEO Anne Wojcicki. The company’s impetus was to empower the consumer with information regarding their personal DNA and accelerate genetic research on a wide range of health conditions from Parkinson's disease to lupus and asthma. ...
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Genetic Tests of Amniotic Fluid Could Help Guide Treatment of Preterm Births

Health
Preterm birth is the leading killer of babies in the United States, and those who survive an early birth often face serious and lifelong health challenges. ...
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Stray Prenatal Gene Network Suspected In Schizophrenia

Health
Researchers have reverse-engineered the outlines of a disrupted prenatal gene network in schizophrenia, by tracing where and when they cause brain damage. ...
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