Machine learning reveals genetic roots of cancers and autism

Posted in Software on 20th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Researchers from engineering, biology and medicine teach computers to read the human genome and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities.

Gene therapy boosts mice survival from heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

The enzyme telomerase repairs cells damaged by aging, and has been used successfully in therapies to lengthen the life of mice. It could be used to cure aging related illnesses.

Mediterranean diet keeps people 'genetically young'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Following a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep people genetically younger, say US researchers.

Scientists develop thought-controlled gene switch

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Genes can be switched on using the power of thought, a study reports.

New lead for potential Parkinsons treatment: Effects of high-risk Parkinsons mutation are reversible

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinsons.