genetics

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A study has outlined how two proteins are instrumental to bringing cholesterol into cells – a finding that has implications for a range of diseases.

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UNSW scientists in Professor Merlin Crossley’s group have shed light on a crucial mechanism in the field of epigenetics, an area of gene regulation.

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Males of most animal species die earlier than females because their smaller Y chromosome is unable to protect an unhealthy X chromosome, research suggests.

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An analysis of dolphin genes has revealed information about their past migrations, showing just how crucial migrants might be for other populations.

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Once genetic lesions for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and haemophilia were identified, the idea of replacing or correcting defective genes grew into what we now call "gene therapy".

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Discover which one of the three major influences holds the master key to body weight regulation.

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Humans, and even pet dogs, are more than just products of genes. As Russell Bonduriansky writes, environments play a vital role in shaping us – even before conception.

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Parents of babies with heart disease want early access to cardiac geneticists and genetic counsellors, new research has found.

Big Data

Scientists need to ask the right questions to make the most of the Big Data revolution, writes Malte Ebach.

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An international research team has discovered an important new genetic target for the development of possible treatments for the common inherited blood diseases sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia.

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