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First comprehensive atlas of human gene activity released

A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues...

Gathering the clues to rare gene variants contributing to schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has long been known to be highly heritable and is present in approximately 1% of the population. Researchers have been following two paths...

Is Multitasking Mastery in the Genes?

Human factors/ergonomics researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently a...

Rare gene variants double risk for Alzheimer’s disease

A team led by researchers atWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified variations in a gene that doubles a person’s risk of...

‘Designer sperm’ the future of genetic medicine?

Get ready: The "new genetics" promises to change faulty genes of future generations by introducing new, functioning genes using "designer sperm." A new research report...

Scientists Pinpoint Cell Type, Brain Region Affected by Autism Gene Mutations

A team led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists has identified the disruption of a single type of cell – in a particular brain...

Infertile mice generate offspring in assisted reproduction study

While the Y chromosome is present only in males and important for male reproduction, researchers are finding that live mouse progeny can be generated...

Scientists ID Genes for Upping Oil in Plant Leaves

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves...

Genes predispose some people to focus on the negative

A new study by a University of British Columbia researcher finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly. The study, published...

Wedded bliss or blues? Scientists link DNA to marital satisfaction

What makes some people more prone to wedded bliss or sorrow than others? Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University have found a major clue...

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