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News tagged ‘Genetics’ clear

  • A gene whose existence was detected only a couple of years ago may increase women's risk of breast cancer when inherited in a mutated form, and may contribute to prostate cancer as well, researchers at Dana-Farber and colleagues in Finland report in a new study.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics, Genetics

  • A study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University provides the first demonstration of a practical method of screening tumors for cancer-related gene abnormalities that might be treated with "targeted" drugs.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, Genetics

  • Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have shown in a laboratory study that revving up a crucial set of muscle genes counteracts the damage caused by a form of muscular dystrophy.

Tags: Genomics, Genetics

  • A team led by Dana-Farber scientists has developed a more human-like mouse model of cancer they say will aid the search for cancer-causing genes and improve the predictive value of laboratory drug testing.

Tags: Genomics, Genetics

  • Dana-Farber scientists show a previously unsuspected gene can also influence transcription factors and potentially disable tumor cells.

Tags: ColonCancer, Genetics

  • Dana-Farber researchers have identified previously unknown mutations in a single gene in 8 percent of neuroblastomas, which account for around 15 percent of all childhood cancer deaths.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genetics

  • Researchers working in genomics and molecular biology have demonstrated that a surplus of a gene known as GOLPH3 can spur cancer cell growth.

Tags: Genomics, Genetics

  • Deprived of androgen hormones, the receptor finds an alternative genetic pathway to continue growth of prostate cancer cells. An understanding of this behavior could lead to new therapies targeting specific genes.

Tags: BasicResearch, ProstateCancer, Genetics

  • Nine-fold higher pancreatic cancer risk suggests people with this genetic syndrome should be closely monitored.

Tags: ProstateCancer, Genetics

  • Discovery of gene activity signature suggests patients with breast tumors resistant to commonly used chemotherapy drugs could be treated instead with more effective therapies.

Tags: Genetics

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