The centre is designed to detect genetic mutations
that people might not realise they have, which include tests for genetic blood disorders such as Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and thalassaemia, which are both highly prevalent among Bahrainis.
All but one of the serous endometrial cancers occurred in women with the BRCA1 genetic mutation
Study leader Parry Guilford said the team used genomic screening to search for vulnerabilities in the cancer cells that lack the tumoursuppressor protein, Ecadherin, which was often lost because of a genetic mutation
Identifying the genetic mutation
allows us to find subsets of healthy people who carry that mutation, and put them on an early prevention and observation program.
Mice with the genetic mutation
gained weight even while eating the same amount of food as their normal counterparts; the affected gene, Mrap2, has a human counterpart (MRAP2) and appears to be involved in regulating metabolism and food consumption.
When used on cervical swabs, the experimental analysis spotted genetic mutations
in every sample from uterine cancer patients and in many from those with ovarian cancer.
SCIENTISTS at the University of Birmingham may have unlocked a key to understanding Parkinson's disease after discovering genetic mutations
that cause a rare childhood neurological disorder.
Led by Dr Sarah Tishkoff, a geneticist at the University of Pennyslvania, and carried out by a team of African, US and European researchers, the study also found genetic similarities between Africans with shared languages, even though they lived thousands of kilometres apart, and was able to identify a number of adaptive genetic mutations
, including one developed by groups of Africans when they started keeping cows.
But even low doses of the antibiotics can cause serious permanent damage to the hearing of children with the genetic mutation
, researchers from University College London (UCL) said.
This trend may particularly impact women who carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations
, since cancers develop in these women at significantly younger ages than in noncarriers, and some studies have indicated that mutation carriers are more likely to develop cancer during pregnancy.
A recently discovered genetic mutation
that causes dysfunction in the synthesis of serotonin might explain why some depressed patients are resistant to drug treatment, researchers say.
The super bull has a genetic mutation
(change to DNA) that prevents it from making myostatin.