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Gene Governing Body's Biological Different In Males And Females

Research suggests that a gene that governs the body's biological (circadian) clock acts differently in evils versus females and may protect females from heart disease. The study is the first to analyze circadian blood pressure rhythms in female mice. The research, published ahead of print in the  American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology , was chosen as an APS select  article for January.

Genetic Incompatibility Of Different Species

Most evolutionary biologists distinguish one species from another based on reproductivity: members of different species either won't or can't mate with one another, or, if they do, the resulting offspring are often sterile, unviable, or suffer some other sort of reduced fitness.

Study; New Method For Automation Of DNA Origami

Nature has made extravagant use of a simple molecule DNA, the floorplan of all earthly life. Inventive researchers have used the same base-pairing properties that bond two strands of DNA into the familiar double helix to build innumerable useful structures at the nanometer scale.

Biological Markers In Treatment Of Prostate cancer

Genetic alterations in low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed by needle biopsy can identify men that harbor higher-risk cancer in their prostate glands, researchers have discovered. The research found for the first time that genetic alterations associated with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer also may be present in some cases of low-risk prostate cancers.

Newborn Genomic Sequencing Detects Disease Risk

As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly commonplace in the clinic, questions remain about its use and role among newborns. Can sequencing provide actionable insights? How common is it to find something relevant to a child's future health? What benefits or consequences will sequencing have for families?.

kidney Disease Gene Affects Populations Than Previously

In the largest population genomics investigation to date, a team of researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stanford University, and the University of Colorado have discovered that kidney disease risk variants of the gene APOL1, previously known to affect African and African American populations, are also found at appreciable frequencies in the Caribbean and Latin American people.