Home Tags Single nucleotide polymorphisms

Tag: single nucleotide polymorphisms

A new clue to the genetics of bipolar disorder: Piccolo

Philadelphia, PA, 23 February 2011 - Understanding the genetics of bipolar disorder could lead to new treatments, but identifying specific genetic variations associated with this disorder has been challenging. A new study in Biological Psychiatry...

Gene links to anorexia found by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers

Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, the researchers found intri...

Genetic markers offer new clues about how malaria mosquitoes evade eradication

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (10/25/2010) -- The development and first use of a high-density SNP array for the malaria vector mosquito have established 400,000 genetic markers capable of revealing new insights into how the insect adapts to outsmart i...

4 possible risk factors for ovarian cancer found

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A consortium of cancer researchers has identified four chromosome locations with genetic changes that are likely to alter a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer. The findings appear in Nature Genetics in an article authored ...

Research helps ID tree that 'cures 1,000 diseases'

Genetic tools developed by MIT and Malaysian researchers will help identify and preserve a Southeast Asian tree containing a substance that inhibits viruses and boosts fertility. The work is reported in the March 2003 issue of Plant Physiology. Compounds extracted from the roots of the tree may lead to useful new drugs. New genetic tools for studying the trees and other tropical plants were developed by researchers at MIT and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM).

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

From anti-aging to the search for alien life, we promise to never bore.