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News tag: Gene


Gene discovered to cause incurable eye disease

20 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new gene causing retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable eye disorder, has been discovered recently, researchers announced. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health), said the condition belongs to a family of eye diseases that affects more than 200,000 people in the United States and…


Gigantism results from genetic mutation

5 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A genetic mutation has been discovered recently which seems to be the cause of a rare condition called gigantism, researchers stated. Gigantism renders an abnormally fast growth which makes the person having this condition to be abnormally tall and have unusually large hands and feet. There are situations when this…


New gene manipulates food choices

1 Dec, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Genes might manipulate your food choices, says a team of scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadephia. The researchers refer to gene TAS2R38, which regulates taste, making its bearer become picky about his food. The report, published on, presents suggestive data on how the TAS2R38 gene, in…


New gene offers excuse for infidelity

24 Nov, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
In light of recent discoveries, women around the world are most likely rehearsing the new "It's not me, it's my genes" line. Men, however,  will have to adapt to a new cruel reality : women may inherit an "infidelity gene". According to the Australian researchers from the University of Queensland,…


Solitary lifestyle blamed on gene mutation

21 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Some people are genetically predisposed to loneliness,  claim the Chinese scientists from the University of Beijing. In a recently conducted study, the researchers revealed the existence of a new type of gene, the so called "loneliness gene", which makes its bearers 20% more likely to spend their lives in solitude.…


Role of genetics in causing autism greater than environment

29 Jul, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A research published in Nature Genetics on Sun, July 20, indicates genetics has a larger role in causing autism than environmental factors. According to this study, 52% of the risk of autism result from common genes, and only 2.6% of the risk is associated with sporadic and incidental mutations resulting…