Have you heard of pharmacogenomics? If not, read on to learn more about the uses and benefits of pharmacogenomics.
Read articles and startling information on genomic research and the study of genes.
Research into nicotine addiction includes the use of molecular biology analysis and animal models. Genetically engineered mice that lack certain genes involved in nicotine physiology have greatly aided this area of research.
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 the country.
A cannibalistic ritual could hold the key to tackling brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and the human form of mad cow disease, as well as providing scientists with a fantastic example of natural selection at work.
Plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome is a condition in which the back or one side of a baby’s head is flattened. Trying to find its cause has occupied the minds of many scientists for years and according to one large study in 2009 the environment is more important than genes.
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 that’s showing potential is gene therapy.