Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Announcement

Coriell Institute Awarded $9.2M Biobanking Grant from National Institute of General Medical Sciences

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $9.2 million grant through an open competition from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers Identify Mechanism to Explain Role of Certain Gene Mutations in Kidney Disease

Researchers from the Center for Precision Disease Modeling at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have uncovered a mechanism that appears to explain…

Updated : Mar 18, 2020 in Research Articles

How Gene Therapy May Hold Key to Treating Life-Threatening Cardiac Disease

Danon disease is a very rare, life-threatening condition where the fundamental biological process of removing and recycling proteins does not work. This impairment results in…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists Have Discovered the Origins of the Building Blocks of Life

Rutgers researchers have discovered the origins of the protein structures responsible for metabolism: simple molecules that powered early life on Earth and serve as chemical…

Updated : Mar 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Presence of Staph Bacteria in Skin Microbiome Promotes Netherton Syndrome Inflammation

Netherton syndrome, a rare skin disease caused by a single genetic mutation, is exacerbated by the presence of two common Staphylococcal bacteria living on human…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Feature

PECASE Honoree Sohini Ramachandran Studies the Genetic Foundations of Traits in Diverse Populations

Recent advances in computing enable researchers to explore the life sciences in ways that would have been impossible a few decades ago. One new tool…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rare diseases: More common than you think

Rare diseases: More common than you think  In Canada, 1 in 25 children is born with a rare disease. One-third of those children will not reach…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Announcement

NCCN 2020 Annual Conference to Examine Advances in Cancer Care and Emerging Issues in Oncology

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA and ORLANDO, FL [February 27, 2020] — Cancer care providers will gather in Orlando on March 20-22 for the National Comprehensive Cancer…

Updated : Feb 24, 2020 in Research Articles

Anonymous no more: combining genetics with genealogy to identify the dead in unmarked graves

In Quebec, gravestones did not come into common use until the second half of the 19th century, so historical cemeteries contain many unmarked graves. Inspired…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers Validate Link Between Genetic Variant and Poor Outcomes in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

February 13, 2020, CLEVELAND: In a new Cleveland Clinic-led study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers show that a testosterone-related genetic variant – HSD3B1(1245C) – is…

Updated : Feb 11, 2020 in Research Articles

Gene associated with autism also controls growth of the embryonic brain

A UCLA-led study reveals a new role for a gene that’s associated with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and language impairment. The gene, Foxp1, has…

Updated : Feb 11, 2020 in Research Articles

DNA Misfolding in White Blood Cells Increases Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

PHILADELPHIA — It’s known that genetics, or an inherited genome, is a major determinant of one’s risk for autoimmune diseases, like Type 1 diabetes. In…

Updated : Feb 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Cancer-Causing Culprits Could be Caught by their DNA Fingerprints

Causes of cancer are being catalogued through an international study revealing the genetic fingerprints of DNA-damaging processes that drive cancer development. Researchers from University of…

Updated : Jan 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Major Asian Gene Study to Help Doctors Battle Disease

An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics, shedding light on the history…

Updated : Jan 24, 2020 in Announcement

Media alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2020

Reporters are invited to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), to be held April 22-26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland, just 30 minutes from downtown…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Domestic Mallards Gone Wild

A recent study published in the journal Molecular Ecology presents significant findings related to the genetic makeup of two North American iconic ducks: mallards and…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Expert Pitch

‘Are Noncommunicable Diseases Communicable?’ Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Paper in Science Today

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 16, 2020) – Rutgers professors Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin J. Blaser are available to discuss a paper in the journal Science…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Global Team Enables Child With a Fatal Genetic Disease to Recover

Contact: Kathryn Ullman Mount Sinai Press [email protected] Global Team Enables Child With a Fatal Genetic Disease to Recover (New York, NY – January 16, 2019) –…

Updated : Jan 14, 2020 in Research Articles

Large Study of Subtle, Rare Genetic Differences Reveals Several New Clinically Relevant Targets for Variety of Diseases

Philadelphia, January 14, 2020 – While subtle differences in the number of genes copied from one individual and passed down to the next can be…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Genetic Differences Help Distinguish Type 1 Diabetes in Children from “Type 1.5” Diabetes in Adults

Philadelphia, January, 2020—A multi-center team of researchers led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has discovered a genetic signature that could help distinguish an adult-onset…

Updated : Jan 03, 2020 in Feature

Drug Trial Seeking First Ever Treatment for Dangerous Side Effect of Prader-Willi Syndrome

One in every 15,000 children is affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a complex, genetic endocrine condition caused by a disorder of chromosome 15. It’s non-inheritable, meaning…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Articles

Measuring Mutations in Sperm May Reveal Risk for Autism in Future Children

The causes of autism spectrum disorder or ASD are not fully understood; researchers believe both genetics and environment play a role. In some cases, the…

Updated : Dec 02, 2019 in Research Tip Sheet

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2019

Manufacturing – Lightning strike out  Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated that an additively manufactured polymer layer, when applied to carbon fiber reinforced plastic,…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Non-Coding DNA Located Outside Chromosomes May Help Drive Glioblastoma

One of the ways a cancer-causing gene works up enough power to turn a normal cell into a cancer cell is by copying itself over…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Announcement

NINDS Awards Coriell Institute for Medical Research $7.7 Million Contract

Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $7.7 million contract by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the…

Updated : Nov 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Vicious Circles: Ring-shaped DNA Provides Cancer Cells with a Malignant Twist

Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA encodes information, not only in its sequence but also in its shape. Building upon previous revelatory work, a team of scientists,…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Announcement

Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center Names 2019 Schottenstein Laureate

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center has named Dr. Dan Roden, senior vice president for Personalized Medicine…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetic Variation in Individual Brain Cell Types May Predict Disease Risk

One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA — alterations in coding regions of the…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

It’s a fecal sequel: New research from interdisciplinary team expands the answers we can get from bat guano

Here’s the thing about bats: They can fly. And they do that in the dark. Those two factors make bats, which make up 20 percent…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Songbirds sing species-specific songs

The generation of species-specific singing in songbirds is associated with species-specific patterns of gene activity in brain regions called song nuclei, according to a study…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Helping quinoa brave the heat

November 6, 2019 – Quinoa is a healthy food many know and love. As its popularity grows, more farmers are interested in planting it. However, the…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Launches New Precision Wellness ‘N1’ App

Contact: Renatt BrodskyMount Sinai Press Office212 [email protected] Mount Sinai Launches New Precision Wellness ‘N1’ App A medical science tool for individuals to compare the effectiveness of…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Research Articles

Popular third-party genetic genealogy site is vulnerable to compromised data, impersonations

FROM: Sarah McQuate University of Washington 206-543-2580 [email protected] (NOTE: Researcher contact information at end) For Immediate Release Oct. 29, 2019 Popular third-party genetic genealogy site…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

New Clues as to Why Mutations in the MYH9 Gene Cause a Broad Spectrum of Disorders in Humans

New Clues as to Why Mutations in the MYH9 Gene Cause Broad Spectrum of Disorders in Humans  Researchers use in vivo imaging to watch how…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Who will get depressed under intense stress? Study shows promise of genetic risk prediction

Depression doesn’t come from one gene, one life event, or one personality trait. That’s what makes it so hard to predict, prevent or treat effectively.…

Updated : Oct 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists Find Molecular Key to Body Making Healthy T Cells

CINCINNATI – In a finding that could help lead to new therapies for immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and IBD, scientists report in the Journal…

Updated : Oct 17, 2019 in Feature

New Precision Immunotherapy Clinic Matches Patients to Latest Cancer Therapies

A third occurrence of colon cancer and a failed immunotherapy clinical trial left Gordon Levine confined to a wheelchair with large tumors in his right…

Updated : Oct 17, 2019 in Research Articles

New genetic link found for some forms of SIDS

A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,  or SIDS. The new UW Medicine research study is the first…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Research Articles

X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes

KANSAS CITY, MO-Two years ago, scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research reported the 3D structure of the synaptonemal complex in the fruit fly…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Shellfish Expert Available to Discuss East Coast Oyster Breeding Project

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 15, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick shellfish geneticist Ximing Guo is available to comment on a five-year Rutgers-led consortium project to…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Chromosome Connectors Take Center Stage for ORNL Scientists Studying Poplar

The black cottonwood tree, or Populus trichocarpa (poplar), serves as a model organism for scientists studying the structure, growth, development, and genetics of plants. Poplar was…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

New Study Discovers the Three-Dimensional Structure of the Genome Replication Machine

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered how the enzyme DNA polymerase delta works to duplicate the genome that cells hand down from one generation to the…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetics Researchers Find New Neurodevelopmental Syndrome

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE Until Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 11 a.m. Eastern U.S. time   Contact: John Ascenzi Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  (267) 426-6055 [email protected]  …

Updated : Sep 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Skin-Cells-Turned-to-Heart-Cells Help Unravel Genetic Underpinnings of Cardiac Function

Genome-wide association studies have uncovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to heart function, everything from heart rate to irregular rhythms that can lead to…

Updated : Sep 30, 2019 in Announcement

Researchers Receive $18 Million Grant to Study Connection Between Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease

PHILADELPHIA – The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) at the University of Pennsylvania has received a grant expected to total $18.1 million to study…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Research Articles

We Are All Mutants, More or Less

SALT LAKE CITY - Everyone is a mutant but some are prone to diverge more than others, report scientists at University of Utah Health. At…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Feature

Upcoming: Embracing the Digital Environment Meeting

September 24, 2019 – The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host Embracing the Digital…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Research Articles

GW Cancer Center Researchers Find Potential Therapeutic Target for Prostate Cancers with PTEN Mutation

PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene mutated in approximately 20% of primary prostate cancers, and in as many as 50% of androgen deprivation-resistant prostate cancers, relies…

Updated : Sep 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Predictors of Response to Guadecitabine Found in Relapsed/Refractory AML Patients

Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a leukemia which arises from bone marrow tissue, often see remission following their initial treatment, but for patients whose…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Breeders release new flaxseed cultivar with higher yield

September 11, 2019 - The small but mighty flaxseed has many health benefits for humans, as well as other important uses. Yield, and therefore profits,…