Monkeypox virus mutations ‘challenging’ what we know | Health

Monkeypox virus mutations ‘challenging’ what we know |  Health

The monkeypox virus spreading across the US, Europe and the UK is mutating surprisingly fast, according to a study conducted by Portuguese researchers and published in the journal Nature Medicine. The study offers the most in-depth look at the genetic makeup of the virus so far. Scientists sequence virus genomes because the genome is the … Read more

Monkeypox virus mutations ′challenging′ what we know | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW

Monkeypox virus mutations ′challenging′ what we know |  Science |  In-depth reporting on science and technology |  DW

The monkeypox virus spreading across the US, Europe and the UK is mutating surprisingly fast, according to a study conducted by Portuguese researchers and published in the journal Nature Medicine. The study offers the most in-depth look at the genetic makeup of the virus so far. Scientists sequence virus genomes because the genome is the … Read more

Comprehensive atlas of genetic data on zebrafish will benefit medical and life science researchers

Comprehensive atlas of genetic data on zebrafish will benefit medical and life science researchers

Medical and life science researchers will benefit from the most comprehensive atlas yet of genetic data on zebrafish, newly published research suggests. The atlas will help researchers to better study conditions from various types of cancer (eg skin cancer), heart disease, and neurodegeneration. It may help more researchers to replace mammal models in their studies. … Read more

New, safer CRISPR approach may help correct genetic defects in the future

Comprehensive atlas of genetic data on zebrafish will benefit medical and life science researchers

Curing debilitating genetic diseases is one of the great challenges of modern medicine. During the past decade, development of CRISPR technologies and advancements in genetics research brought new hope for patients and their families, although the safety of these new methods is still of significant concern. Publishing July 1 in the journal Science Advances, a … Read more

Genetic Associations Identified Between Midlife Depression and Alzheimer Disease

Genetic Associations Identified Between Midlife Depression and Alzheimer Disease

Data from the population-based Health and Retirement Study cohort found that genetic predisposition to Alzheimer disease (AD), demonstrated by higher polygenic risk scores (PRSs), contributed to the likelihood of midlife depression. Whether there is a shared genetic basis between midlife depression and AD merits further study, the investigators concluded.1 After adjusting for sex, 10 genetic … Read more

‘Genetic’ Height Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy, Other Disorders

‘Genetic’ Height Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy, Other Disorders

A person’s ‘genetic’ height – the height they are predicted to reach independent of environmental influences – may be an underappreciated risk factor for a wide range of chronic conditions, according to a study published in PLOS Genetics. Prior studies have investigated height as a risk factor for chronic diseases, such as a higher risk … Read more

‘Ghost genes’ from coyotes could help save critically endangered red wolves, study says

‘Ghost genes’ from coyotes could help save critically endangered red wolves, study says

CNN — Scientists are hopeful that the key to reviving red wolves, which are on the brink of extinction, may lie in the genes of coyotes that have significant red wolf ancestry. Red wolves once lived throughout the southeastern United States but were declared extinct in the wild in 1980. Today, thanks to the work … Read more

‘Ghost genes’ from coyotes could help save critically endangered red wolves, study says | Zoology

‘Ghost genes’ from coyotes could help save critically endangered red wolves, study says |  Zoology

Scientists are hopeful that the key to reviving red wolves, which are on the brink of extinction, may lie in the genes of coyotes that have significant red wolf ancestry. Red wolves once lived throughout the southeastern United States but were declared extinct in the wild in 1980. Today, thanks to the work of conservationists, … Read more

Epigenetic research has a diversity problem, new study finds

Epigenetic research has a diversity problem, new study finds

Public DNA databases. While complex genetic interactions are well mapped out in people of European decent, the same work has yet to be done for people of different ancestry Michael Currie Almost 90% of the thousands of federally funded “epigenetic” studies conducted over the last decade relied exclusively on gene samples from white people, UNC … Read more

Study uncovers new gene that increases Alzheimer’s disease risk in women

Study uncovers new gene that increases Alzheimer’s disease risk in women

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 5.8 million individuals in the US scientists have discovered some developing genetic variants that increase the risk for Alzheimer’s; the most well-known of these for people over the age of 65 is the APOE ε4 allele. Approximately … Read more