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Drug Gene Link To Human Evolution

Humans are much more perceptive than other primates (well, some of us anyway), but the list of genes known to be implicated in humanity’s separation from the other apes is a short one. In fact, the genes controlling the development of the human brain almost always turn out to be nearly identical to those in […]

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Gene Silencing Offers New Strategy For Treating Disease




In two papers published in the online edition of the journalNature Chemical Biology, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center say they have developed a technique that can control gene expression by turning them on or off at the DNA level. In doing so, the research team may have paved the way for the development of […]




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Nanoparticles Used To Deliver Gene Therapy




According to a paper published this week inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists say they have superseded previous methods of gene delivery into living organisms, without the usual side-effects. Instead of using potentially toxic and unstable viral vectors, University of Buffalo (UB) scientists developed and customized nanoparticles that they successfully used to deliver […]




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Is Social Behavior Genetic?




A rare genetic disorder may lead scientists to genes for social behavior, a Salk Institute study has found. The study takes aim at the genes that may lead to the marked extroverted behavior seen in children with Williams syndrome, demonstrating that “hyper-sociability” – especially the drive to greet and interact with strangers – follows a […]




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