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Discovery of gene may lead to therapy for a retinal disease

Newly-reported findings by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) provide the first phenotypic evidence that a mutated gene causes one form of progressive retinal atrophy in papillon dogs. Progressive retinal atrophy is analogous to one of the …

Singing mice may give clues for human speech disorders

Researchers are in the process of studying singing mice to gain insight into their unique behavior, in the hopes of identifying genes that cause speech disorders in humans.

Genetic Variation In A Large Panel Of Humans, Chimpanzees, Gorillas And Orangutans Provides A Model Of Great Ape History

A model of great ape history over the past 15 million years has been fashioned through the study of genetic variation in a large panel of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. The catalog of great ape genetic diversity, the most comprehensive e…

In Both Humans And Dogs, The Same Genetic Defect Causes Pompe Disease

Pompe disease, a severe glycogen storage disease appearing in Lapphunds is caused by a genetic defect in acid α-glucosidase gene. The same genetic mutation also causes the equivalent disease in humans. Based on this finding, canine Pompe disease can now be diagnosed with a genetic test…

Bat Genome Provides New Insights Into The Evolution Of Flight And Immunity

BGI has announced the online publication in Science of the latest findings through genomic analysis of two distantly related bat species, the Black flying fox (Pteropus alecto) and David’s Myotis (Myotis davidii)…