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Rare mutations increase risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers have identified and validated two rare gene mutations that appear to cause the common form of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that strikes after the age of 60. The two mutations occur in a gene called ADAM10, which now becomes ...

Mutations in novel tumor suppressor gene associated with early onset breast cancer

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers have identified association between heritable, rare mutations in RINT1 gene and increased risk of early onset breast cancer. Although mutations in RINT1 are rare, it is most likely that the remaining unknown breast cance...

Mutations in autism susceptibility gene increase risk in boys

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers have identified five rare mutations in a single gene that appear to increase the chances that a boy will develop an autism spectrum disorder. Mutations in the AFF2 gene, and other genes like it on the X chromosome, may e...

As new data wave begins, a gene study in one disease reveals mutations in an unrelated disease

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers seeking rare gene variants in just a few individuals with ADHD discovered that one patient had a novel combination of two mutations. Those mutations caused an unrelated disease, the blood disorder idiopathic hemolytic an...

Like Fatty Foods? There's a Gene for That.

Academics / General Science : Live Science

Obese people with a certain gene mutation have a high preference for fatty foods yet a low preference for sugary foods, highlighting the genetic underpinnings of appetite control.

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