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New Crohn’s patients show imbalance in gut microbes

Microbiome analysis reveals increase in pathogenic bacteria, drop in beneficial microbes A multi-institutional study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad...

New MIT tool speeds gene discovery

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, which identified nearly 20,000 protein-coding genes, scientists have been trying to decipher the roles of those...

Disruption to the gene TOP3B increases susceptibility to schizophrenia and a...

A team of researchers have shown that schizophrenia and a disorder associated with autism and learning difficulties share a common biological pathway. This is...

Harvard-MIT team control genes with light

Although human cells have an estimated 20,000 genes, only a fraction of those are turned on at any given time, depending on the cell’s...

Research Sheds Light on M.O. of Unusual RNA Molecules

The genes that code for proteins—more than 20,000 in total—make up only about 1 percent of the complete human genome. That entire thing—not just...

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