Ontario family seeks answers, treatment for child’s rare genetic disease

In less than a year, the parents of an Ontario toddler said they have watched as their daughter has lost all of her fine and gross motor skills and can no longer walk or sit up. “Her (fourth) birthday is in October. We don’t know what’s going to be going on then,” said Avery Vlogiannitis’ … Read more

Aquadro honored for contributions to population genetics

Charles “Chip” Aquadro, the Charles A. Alexander Professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2022 Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) Lifetime Research Achievements Award in recognition of his decades of exceptional contributions to population genetics. “This award is the highest honor given by SMBE and … Read more

Understanding complex genetic architecture of rice grain weight through QTL-meta analysis and candidate gene identification

Weng, J. et al. Isolation and initial characterization of GW5, a major QTL associated with rice grain width and weight. Cell Res. 18(12), 1199–1209 (2008). CAS  PubMed  Article  Google Scholar  Yuan, L., Denning, G. & Mew, T. Hybrid rice breeding for super high yield. Denning GL, Mew TW, editors, pp.10–12 (1998). Kumar, A. et al. Breeding … Read more

Myriad Genetics Partners with Institut für Hämopathologie

Collaboration brings MyChoice CDx Plus Testing to Hamburg, Germany and Dijon, France Latest expansions represent Myriad’s commitment to growing international lab partner program SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc., (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, today announced two partnerships with the Institut für Hämopathologie Hamburg … Read more

Genetics Company Wants To Bring Iconic Tasmanian Tiger Back From Extinction

Colossal Biosciences—the Dallas-based company attempting to revive the woolly mammoth—has announced that it has started working on the de-extinction of the thylacine, better known as the Tasmanian tiger. Tasmanian tigers, which were native to the Australian mainland, Tasmania and New Guinea, appeared around 4 million years ago and were the largest living carnivorous marsupial until … Read more

Trial Shows Cancer Drug Reduces Colon Polyps Caused By Genetic Condition

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are studying a rare genetic condition called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) looking for potential ways to prevent colorectal cancer in the general population at an earlier more treatable stage. The researchers’ findings are published in GUT. “Colorectal cancer is … Read more

Weekly genetics review: Accelerating genetic gain – the role of Genomic Breeding Values

IINCREASING the rate of genetic gain is a common expression at industry field days, seminars and even at recent bull sales. However, not all producers are confident they can explain what genetic gain means or how they can make it apply to their breeding systems. In simplest terms, genetic gain is considered to have occurred … Read more

Pathway uncovered for greatest lupus genetic risk factor, study shows

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have uncovered the molecular mechanism that drives the disease-causing effects of the most common genetic risk factor for lupus, a study suggests. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a common, incurable autoimmune disease that affects millions of individuals worldwide, with a particularly high prevalence among women. A genetic variant, called HLA-DRB1*03:01, is the … Read more

UAB Cardiogenomics Clinic transforms cardiac care through genomic medicine – News

The Cardiogenomics Clinic uses a patient’s genetic history to help develop a personalized treatment plan based on their genetic results. The Cardiogenomics Clinic uses a patient’s genetic history to help develop a personalized treatment plan based on their genetic results.Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with one person dying … Read more