New genetic variants lead to diagnoses for children with developmental disorders

By analyzing parts of the genome that do not code for proteins, researchers have identified seven variants linked to developmental disorders. Non-coding regions of DNA could hold the key to diagnosing developmental disorders in children, new research suggests. The study, by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Wellcome Center for Human Genetics at the […]

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49ers sign MyCole Pruitt

Veteran tight end MyCole Pruitt has found a new team. Pruitt’s agents announced that he has agreed to a contract with the 49ers. No terms of the deal have been announced. Pruitt spent the last three seasons with the Titans and appeared in 42 regular season games. He had 20 catches for 241 yards and […]

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Early acoustic experiences alter methylation in songbird embryo’s forebrain

Researchers at University of Illinois and City University of New York have recently carried out a study investigating the effects of early acoustic experiences on gene activation in songbirds. Their paper, published in Elsevier’s journal Neuroscience Letters, shows that the early exposure to salient acoustic cues can significantly influence the development of social behaviors in […]

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