Scientists identify new genetic disease that delays children’s intellectual development

Scientists identify new genetic disease that delays children’s intellectual development

Scientists have identified a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development. The majority of patients with the condition, that is so new it doesn’t have a name yet, have severe learning difficulties which affect their quality of life. An international team of researchers from the universities … Read more

Most ‘silent’ mutations are harmful, not neutral, a finding with broad implications

Most ‘silent’ mutations are harmful, not neutral, a finding with broad implications

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In the early 1960s, University of Michigan alumnus Marshall Nirenberg and a few other scientists deciphered the genetic code of life, determining the rules by which information in DNA molecules are translated into proteins, the working parts of living cells. They identified three-letter units in DNA sequences, known as codons, that … Read more

Scientists Discover New Genetic Disease That Delays Brain Development in Children

Scientists Discover New Genetic Disease That Delays Brain Development in Children

Newswise — Scientists have identified a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development. The majority of patients with the condition, that is so new it doesn’t have a name yet, have severe learning difficulties which affect their quality of life. An international team of researchers from … Read more

Digging Deep: Is genetic recombination linked to expression of harmful traits?

Digging Deep: Is genetic recombination linked to expression of harmful traits?

Most mammals, including humans, are diploid. That is, nuclear DNA (nrDNA) exists as pairs of chromosomes (humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, while mice have 20). This pair of chromosomes are homologous, in that the sequence of genes on both the chromosomes is the same. However, a gene that sits on a particular address (‘locus’) … Read more

Disease warning as new genetic brain mutation found in children by UK scientists | Science | News

Disease warning as new genetic brain mutation found in children by UK scientists |  Science |  News

The genetic disease, which is so new that it has yet to be given a name, causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally. The result is delayed intellectual development which can cause severe learning difficulties and can significantly affect a child’s quality of life. This has shown to be the case with the majority of … Read more

we’re developing a safer vaccine that use no genetic material from the virus

we’re developing a safer vaccine that use no genetic material from the virus

Recent reports of poliovirus detected in samples from a sewage treatment works in London have rightly generated significant concern among public health agencies and medical staff. The poliovirus detected is what is called vaccine-derived poliovirus – this is not “wild poliovirus”. There are currently two poliovirus vaccines: the oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) and the inactivated … Read more

Global Emergency Contraceptives Market Share and Outlook 2029

Global Emergency Contraceptives Market Share and Outlook 2029

The detailed analysis of the global Emergency Contraceptives market delivers key insights on the changing industry dynamics, value chain analysis, leading investment pockets, competitive scenarios, regional landscape, and crucial segments. It also offers an extensive inspection related to the driving and restraining ingredients for the global Emergency Contraceptives market. Additionally, explains the superior data about … Read more

Dubrovnik Hosts International Conference on Anthropological Genetics and Forensics

Dubrovnik Hosts International Conference on Anthropological Genetics and Forensics

June the 24th, 2022 – Dubrovnik hosts the 12th International Conference on Anthropological Genetics and Forensics, which saw 550 scientists, doctors and other experts from across Europe and the rest of the world descend on the Pearl of the Adriatic. As Morski writes, the 12th International Conference on Anthropological Genetics and Forensics brought together the … Read more

Genetic paparazzi are right around the corner, and courts aren’t ready to confront the legal quagmire of DNA theft

Genetic paparazzi are right around the corner, and courts aren’t ready to confront the legal quagmire of DNA theft

Every so often stories of genetic theft, or extreme precautions taken to avoid it, make headline news. So it was with a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting at the opposite ends of a very long table after Macron declined to take a Russian PCR COVID-19 test. Many speculated … Read more