Kathleen Melhus

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Scientists Find New Genetic Link For Autism And Schizophrenia

Despite all the years of research that have gone into them, cognitive conditions like autism and schizophrenia are still largely a mystery. Here's …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

Genetic modification proposed to save endangered species

Genetic modification of animals so that they can deal with changing climate and habitats may be the only way to save some of the most endangered species from becoming extinct, according to biologists who want to start a debate on how to stem species loss.<p>Biologist Michael Thomas said …

Genetic map helps untangle ‘complex diseases’

Scientists analyzed more than 120 million patient records to understand the genetic factors at play in complex diseases. The result is a unique …

Genetics used to sort out poorly known -- and hunted -- whale species

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Saving the whales often means knowing -- sometimes genetically -- one group of whales from another, say researchers …

Genetically Modified Cells Could Prevent Death From HIV/AIDS, Study Finds

Image credit: Getty Images<p>Using genetic modification to treat HIV could create cells that are resistant to the two major types of the virus, …

Organisms

Designer Uses Algorithm to Genetically Breed ... Chairs

In the design world, there are few objects quite as ubiquitously designed as the chair. “Every designer wants to make a chair in his life,” says Jan …

Genetically Engineered Yeast Yields More Than Beer

Genetic engineering and synthetic biology are making it easier to create everything from food ingredients to scents using unexpected sources.<p>That's …

Genetic mutation provides clues to battling childhood obesity

As the number of children battling obesity continues to grow, researchers are racing to identify causes and possible interventions. Now, a new paper …

Genetic variants associated with bronchodilator responsiveness

A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) reveals several new gene variants that are associated with how people living with chronic …

ASU researchers discover new path to address genetic muscular diseases

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>For decades, scientists have searched for treatments for myopathies -- genetic muscular diseases such as muscular …

Breast cancer researchers identify genetic 'switch'

Queensland scientists have identified a genetic "switch" that indicates whether breast cancer is aggressive and likely to spread.<p>The discovery may provide a clearer prognosis for breast cancer patients and pave the way for new treatments.<p>Teams from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the …