Artificial intelligence finds disease-related genes

Genetic sequencing illustration (stock image).Credit: © ktsdesign / Adobe Stock An artificial neural network can reveal patterns in huge amounts of gene expression data, and discover groups of disease-related genes. This has been shown by a new study led by researchers at Linköping University, published in Nature Communications. The scientists hope that the method can eventually be […]

Read More Artificial intelligence finds disease-related genes

New gene correction therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy concept (stock image).Credit: © hafakot / Adobe Stock Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of twelve and reducing life expectancy. Researchers at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and the German Research Center for Environmental […]

Read More New gene correction therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Injection of virus-delivered gene silencer blocks ALS degeneration, saves motor function

Writing in Nature Medicine, an international team headed by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe a new way to effectively deliver a gene-silencing vector to adult amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) mice, resulting in long-term suppression of the degenerative motor neuron disorder if treatment vector is delivered prior to disease onset, and […]

Read More Injection of virus-delivered gene silencer blocks ALS degeneration, saves motor function

Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success

Whether children will enjoy academic success can be now predicted at birth, a new study suggests.advertisement The study, led by the University of York, found that parents’ socioeconomic status and children’s inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement. However, the research suggests that having the genes for school success is not as beneficial […]

Read More Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success