Novel mechanism of resistance to anti-cancer drugs (Oct 16, 2017 23:03)
Investigators have discovered a novel non-genetic cause of resistance to the targeted a...

Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments (Oct 16, 2017 23:03)
Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of b...

Liquid biopsy for retinoblastoma (Oct 12, 2017 19:27)
A new study provides proof of concept for a safe and effective way to derive genetic in...

Whole genome sequencing identifies new genetic signature for autism (Oct 12, 2017 16:28)
An analysis of the complete genomes of 2,064 people reveals that multiple genetic varia...

Researchers reveal biomarker for guiding prostate cancer treatment (Oct 12, 2017 15:14)
Back-to-back discoveries demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-related gene...

Scientists help show links between genes, body tissues (Oct 12, 2017 15:13)
A research team is assessing how a person's genetic profile affects his body. The resul...

New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation (Oct 12, 2017 13:14)
Scientific research has led to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a...

Deciphering biological meaning from an atlas of gene expression across 42 tissue types (Oct 11, 2017 17:17)
The human genome encodes instructions for which genes are expressed in what cell type, ...

Sequencing test enables precise identification of drug-resistant TB (Oct 10, 2017 17:39)
Two studies document how a new advanced genetic sequencing approach can help thwart the...

Gene that influences nicotine dependence identified (Oct 10, 2017 16:41)
A DNA variant -- located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European an...

A new genetic marker accounts for up to 1.4 percent of cases of hereditary colon cancer (Oct 10, 2017 15:46)
Scientists have identified a new genetic marker that accounts for up to 1.4 percent of ...

New biomarker predicts metastatic prostate cancers (Oct 8, 2017 23:27)
Many prostate cancers, which generally are diagnosed in older men, are "indolent," slow...

DNA mutations shed in blood predicts response to immunotherapy in patients with cancer (Oct 2, 2017 12:48)
A blood sample, or liquid biopsy, can reveal which patients will respond to checkpoint ...

Genetic testing can help determine safest dose of blood thinner (Sep 26, 2017 18:35)
A new study finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood ...

Thinking 'out-of-the-box' may build a better brain and prevent dementia (Sep 25, 2017 13:55)
With disease-modifying treatment trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD) currently unsucces...

New markers for severe form of multiple sclerosis uncovered (Sep 19, 2017 20:41)
Scientists have uncovered two closely related cytokines -- molecules involved in cell c...

How patients are likely to respond to DNA drugs (Sep 18, 2017 18:31)
Research could lead to improvements in treating patients with diseases caused by mutati...

Rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma points to targeted therapy (Sep 14, 2017 19:23)
Investigators have uncovered a new genetic cause of mesothelioma: a genetic rearrangeme...

Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration (Sep 12, 2017 14:28)
Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the di...

Cancer drug stimulates tripolar mode of mitosis (Sep 12, 2017 14:28)
Taxanes inhibit cell division and make cancer cells sensitive to radiation therapy. A c...

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