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Autism. Senses. Seeing the world as it is. Being philosophically illiterate.

Autism spectrum disorders are generally thought to be caused by deficits in brain development, but a study in mice now suggests that at least some aspects of the disorder – including how touch is perceived, anxiety, and social abnormalities – are linked to defects in another area of the nervous system, the peripheral nerves found throughout the limbs, digits, and other parts of the body that communicate sensory information to the brain. 417 more words

Researchers ID Cancer Gene-Drug Combinations Ripe for Precision Medicine

Yeast, human cells and bioinformatics help develop one-two punch approach to personalized cancer therapy —

In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together kill cancer cells. 116 more words

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Miracles, Monsters, And Do-Re-Mi: A Variant Cultural History of The Word "Mutation"


None of us can cast stones for we are all fellow mutants together.

– Herman Muller (1950)

Until relatively recently, mutations were thought to be uncommon events that irregularly popped up around the genome, save for a few hotspots here and there. 2,483 more words

Genetic Counseling

Cancer Lottery

I’ve been saved.

I’ve been saved from a genetic DNA mismatch, the tumor suppressor MSH2 malfunction that wreaks havoc on health, on life, on longevity. It’s not just one cancer to deal with; it’s dozens. 269 more words

Helen Holter

Sometimes

Sometimes something happens, or you witness something that gets you in touch with how normal, or abnormal your life is.  I think life can be very difficult.   1,350 more words

Art...the Colorful Palette Of My Life

Genetic Changes that Cause Autism Are More Diverse Than Previously Thought

Researchers find that the genetic causes of autism consist of a wide variety of genetic changes —

The types of gene mutations that contribute to autism are more diverse than previously thought, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the March 24 online issue of… 120 more words

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Year in review: Cancer genetics grows up

Year in review: Cancer genetics grows up

Reporter: Evelina Cohn, PhD

Personalized genomics is the next research in cancer. However not all the mutations found in this disease are targeted equally by the researchers. 585 more words

CANCER BIOLOGY & Innovations In Cancer Therapy