Researchers Analyze Epigenetic Signatures to Diagnose Rare Diseases
Researchers Analyze Epigenetic Signatures to Diagnose Rare Diseases
A number of rare diseases show unique epigenetic patterns across the genome, a feature researchers have now exploited to build a diagnostic tool.
Researchers Analyze Epigenetic Signatures to Diagnose Rare Diseases
Researchers Analyze Epigenetic Signatures to Diagnose Rare Diseases

A number of rare diseases show unique epigenetic patterns across the genome, a feature researchers have now exploited to build a diagnostic tool.

A number of rare diseases show unique epigenetic patterns across the genome, a feature researchers have now exploited to build a diagnostic tool.

genetics & genomics
Image of the Day: Neuron Guides
Image of the Day: Neuron Guides
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 27, 2019
A gene helps motor neurons successfully venture out from the spinal cord to muscles during mouse development.
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets.
Image of the Day: Life and Death
Image of the Day: Life and Death
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
When hair follicle stem cells lose their protein-based death cue, they take on a new role helping to repair wounds in skin.
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Ashley Yeager | Mar 21, 2019
Certain populations have been historically underrepresented in genome sequencing studies, but the NIH, private clinics, and 23andMe and other companies are trying to fix that.
Image of the Day: Dystrophin Restored
Image of the Day: Dystrophin Restored
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 21, 2019
CRISPRed heart muscle cells from humans gain the ability to make a protein missing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2019
The advisors’ recommendations follow news of ethically dubious gene-editing work carried out by He Jiankui late last year.
DNA from 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Enslaved Woman to West AfricaDNA from 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Enslaved Woman to West Africa
DNA from 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Enslaved Woman to West Africa
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 18, 2019
Genetic material from old artifacts can link people to their ancestral communities and potentially help descendants find their roots.
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Emma Yasinski | Mar 18, 2019
Viruses that infect plants and occasionally insects appear to cause infection with a divide-and-conquer strategy, multiplying separate segments of genetic material in different host cells.
Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control
Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control
Shawna Williams | Mar 14, 2019
Such differences may help explain accidental pregnancies among women on the pill, researchers say.