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News tag: Mutation


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.…

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Brain tumors are more likely in men than women, study shows

20 Aug, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A recent study in Journal of Clinical Investigation shows Retinoblastoma Protein, associated with low risk of cancer, is significantly less active in men's brain cell than it is in women's. Dr. Joshua Robin and his colleagues conducted various experiments on anglioblastoma's cell model by exposing brain cells of both men…


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…