Genomic Research

  • Experimental Adrenoleukodystrophy Treatment

    Adrenoleukodystrophy or ALD is a rare sex-linked brain disease that primarily affects boys. It was the subject of the film Lorenzo's Oil which was about the search for an effective treatment for the condition. One possible adrenoleukodystrophy treatment...
    By Paul Arnold June 23, 2010 

  • Genetic Studies to Overcome Leptin Resistance

    Leptin is a hormone that regulates appetite. It signals the brain telling it that we've had enough to eat. Nearly all obese people are resistant to leptin, which makes losing weight difficult. Genetic studies may provide new drugs to overcome leptin...
    By Paul Arnold June 22, 2010 

  • Synthetic Genomics

    Synthetic Genomics is a company that has been set up to build artificial life forms from the basic blocks of DNA. The aim is to come up with new ways of tackling environmental problems.
    By Paul Arnold June 17, 2010 


  • Leptin and the Genetic Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

    Science is beginning to discover that high fructose corn syrup may have negative effects on the human protein leptin. Too much HFCS can lead to a condition known as leptin resistance, which prevents the human brain from properly controlling hunger. Leptin...
    By Jason C. Chavis June 17, 2010 

  • Information on the Cancer Genome Atlas Project

    The Cancer Genome Atlas Project is a grand undertaking designed to not only understand cancer, but develop methods to effectively treat it. Funded by the NIH and NHGRI, the Cancer Genome Atlas Project is a massive collaboration of scientists from across...
    By Finn Orfano June 15, 2010 

  • Lice Removal and Genetics

    There are many species of lice that bug people all over the world. These tiny critters are a major irritation as they feed off the blood of their hosts. Many lice prevention remedies have been created to deal with the puny pests, but the next generation...
    By Paul Arnold May 20, 2010 


  • Famous Scientists in Genetics: Gregor Mendel

    Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and fan of garden peas established the Laws of Inheritance and opened the doors to modern genetics.
    By Jason C. Chavis May 17, 2010 

  • Where to Work in Genetics

    Genetics is a discipline filled with a variety of different jobs; they can be as, elaborate as the human genome itself. If you are thinking of a career in genetics here are a few examples to whet your appetite.
    By Jason C. Chavis May 17, 2010 

  • Gene Therapy FAQ

    Of all aspects of genetic research gene therapy has some of the greatest potential to cure diseases. Although the field is still in its infancy, the possibilities for gene therapy remain positive even despite concerns over the safety of test subjects...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 17, 2010 

  • Skin Disorder: Incontinentia Pigmenti

    Incontinentia pigmenti, also known as Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that's characterised by a discolouration of the skin. It's an X-linked dominantly inherited condition caused by mutations in a gene known as NEMO.
    By Paul Arnold May 15, 2010 
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