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Reinventing the Human Embryo

Reinventing the Human Embryo

Isabelle Rossi de Leon January 19, 2015 0

New research gives hope for women suffering from Leigh syndrome and other mitochondrial diseases

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A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

Xiuqi Cao January 18, 2015 0

Recently, a team of 146 scientists unraveled the genome of the tsetse fly, the vector of a lethal disease called sleeping sickness. With this new genetic information, many scientists have proposed innovative solutions to

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Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Milana Bochkur Dratver January 18, 2015 0

A better understanding of neural interaction with fat tissue can lead to more targeted treatments for obesity

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One Sweet Gene: Exploiting Genes to Keep Us Lean

One Sweet Gene: Exploiting Genes to Keep Us Lean

Sarah Ludwin-Peery January 18, 2015 0

Recent research on the worm C. elegans reveals a connection between the gene SKN-1, proline, and fat accumulation. In the future, miracle drugs may target these genes to prevent weight gain, even in the

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Solving Rare Genetic Diseases, One Mutation at a Time

Solving Rare Genetic Diseases, One Mutation at a Time

Theresa Oei July 1, 2014 0

Yale Researchers Leonard Kaczmarek and Christopher Pittenger are working on investigating rare genetic diseases through a combination of genetic sequencing, basic science research and clinical application

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Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Caroline Ayinon April 25, 2014 0

Identical twins share exactly the same genome, and are usually raised under the same conditions during the early parts of their lives. Thus, it is not surprising that identical twins share strikingly similar physical

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A Personalized Treatment for Cancer: Unlocking the Potential for a Cure

A Personalized Treatment for Cancer: Unlocking the Potential for a Cure

Mariana Do Carmo April 13, 2014 0

Dr. Murat Gunel and colleagues at the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital used advanced genetic technology to map out an 18-month-old girl’s genetic sequence, diagnose her with a rare liver cancer, and provide a

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Using Life’s Code to Rewrite the Genome

Using Life’s Code to Rewrite the Genome

Blake Smith April 13, 2014 0

A recent study is pushing new frontiers in the field of synthetic biology. Scientists have been able to successfully recode the entire genome of an E. coli bacterium, opening up vast commercial applications for

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From Triggers to Targets:  Less-Explored Regions of DNA Reveal Uninvestigated Cancer Triggers

From Triggers to Targets: Less-Explored Regions of DNA Reveal Uninvestigated Cancer Triggers

Deeksha Deep December 24, 2013 Comments Off

Yale researchers Professor Mark Gerstein and Dr. Ekta Khurana have led an investigation into non-coding regions of DNA resulting in the identification of cancer triggers for further characterization. Their process can be generalized to

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The Domino of Life: Identifying Factors Regulating the Maternal-to-Zygotic Transition

The Domino of Life: Identifying Factors Regulating the Maternal-to-Zygotic Transition

Grace Cao December 24, 2013 Comments Off

A recent study from the lab of Antonio Giraldez, Associate Professor of Genetics, has identified three critical transcription factors controlling the maternal to zygotic transition in early embryonic development

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