genetic mutations Stories
- A set of mutations could help scientists understand why so many breast cancer patients become resistant to anti-estrogen therapy.
- Similar mutation patterns are expressed across a wide variety of tumors, according to a study of 12 major types of cancer.
- Researchers have discovered two genetic mutations that function together and are linked to eating disorders.
- Researchers studied the small genetic mutations of more than 126,000 individuals to determine how their genes influenced their educational achievements.
NYC Scientists Create Mutant Mosquitoes That Can’t Smell Humans, Providing Clues To A Better Bug RepellentScientists have isolated the gene in mosquitoes that would normally help them track humans and avoid bug repellents.
- High-grade myopia, a severe type of nearsightedness, has been linked to mutations in a gene related to eye health. Could copper deficiencies cause glasses to run in the family?
- DNA sequencing suggests that the tiny skeleton found 10 years ago in Chile is a human being, not a form of alien life.
- New analysis of a 100,000-year-old human skull suggests that genetic abnormalities resulting from inbreeding people were common in prehistory.
- An antidepressant used since the 1960s may hold hope for treating sickle cell disease.
- A mutation in one gene that controls a certain type of cholesterol has been found to correlate to aortic stenosis, a life threatening narrowing of the aortic valves.
- There are about 400 DNA flaws in most healthy humans, says a new study. Some of these genes are linked to diseases that can be passed to the next generation.
- A researcher has postulated what your ornery uncle has been grumbling for years: humans are getting dumber.