Tag: gene expression

September 2019
triangle effect digital rendering shows the shapes of a red neuron network
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Drug screen reveals potential treatments for Rett syndrome

by  /  11 September 2019

An experimental leukemia drug and a chemical in black pepper ease breathing and movement problems in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.

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August 2019
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New method dramatically scales up mapping of active genes in cells

by  /  23 August 2019

A new technique enables scientists to isolate, and chart gene expression in, tens of thousands of cells at once.

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New technique maps molecules through DNA ‘scope’

by  /  9 August 2019

A novel approach to microscopy reveals the sequences and spatial arrangement of DNA within cells.

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July 2019
group of dark furred lab mice huddling together.
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Mutations tied to autism may alter gut function, microbiome in mice

by  /  11 July 2019

Mutations in the autism gene NLGN3 may alter the gut nervous system of mice.

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First brain organoids get set to travel into space

by  /  8 July 2019

A cache of about 100 brain organoids grown from human cells is expected to launch into orbit this month.

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June 2019
Cells in a rat brain
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CRISPR advances offer enhancements to gene-editing tool kit

by  /  7 June 2019

New versions of the DNA editor CRISPR enable scientists to turn off specific genes in rats, detect mutations in human tissue and delete segments of the genome.

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May 2019
Artists interpretation of machine learning and genes
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Mutations between genes, long overlooked, may be key in autism

by  /  27 May 2019

Spontaneous mutations that occur between genes may be as important in autism as those within genes.

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New method yields maps of gene expression in multiple dimensions

by  /  24 May 2019

An array of minute beads enables researchers to build precise maps of gene expression in the brain.

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Inflammation may wield sex-specific effects on developing brain

by  /  8 May 2019

Exposure to inflammation in the womb may affect the brain and behavior of males and females differently.

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With its targets, top autism gene may define a form of the condition

by  /  3 May 2019

Children with mutations either in CHD8 — a top autism gene — or in genes that CHD8 controls share similar characteristics.

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