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Genius in your Genes

Will studying the genome sequences of very high IQ individuals help us understand the biological basis of intelligence?

In 1980, Duke University founded the Talent Identification Program (TIP), a scheme for identifying academically gifted school-age children and nurturing their education and intellectual growth. 75 more words

Intelligence

IL-10-592 #Polymorphism is Associated with IL-10 Expression and #Severity of #Enterovirus 71 #Infection in #Chinese #Children (J Clin Virol., abstract)

IL-10-592 Polymorphism is Associated with IL-10 Expression and Severity of Enterovirus 71 Infection in Chinese Children

Na Zhao, Hui-lan Chen, Zhen-zhen Chen, Jing Li, Zong-bo Chen… 296 more words

Research

#SNP-mediated disruption of CTCF binding at the #IFITM3 promoter is associated with #risk of severe #influenza in #humans (Nat Med., abstract)

SNP-mediated disruption of CTCF binding at the IFITM3 promoter is associated with risk of severe influenza in humans

E Kaitlynn Allen, Adrienne G Randolph, Tushar Bhangale, Pranay Dogra, Maikke Ohlson, Christine M Oshansky, Anthony E Zamora, John P Shannon, David Finkelstein, Amy Dressen, John DeVincenzo, Miguela Caniza, Ben Youngblood, Carrie M Rosenberger & Paul G Thomas… 241 more words

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Discovering cancer's causes with the help of MDS

The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia’s National MDS Day has just passed (14th July… but I was busy eating croissants so this post is a little late). 629 more words

Sherpas are genetically more efficient at using Oxygen

A new paper today confirms that Sherpas are genetically more efficient at using Oxygen. It is another example of an ethnic group where defining characteristics of the group are genetically inherited. 1,008 more words

Evolution

Transposon #mutagenesis of the #Zika virus #genome highlights regions essential for #RNA replication and restricted for immune evasion (J Virol., abstract)

Transposon mutagenesis of the Zika virus genome highlights regions essential for RNA replication and restricted for immune evasion

Benjamin O. Fulton1, David Sachs2, Megan C. Schwarz1, Peter Palese1,3# and Matthew J. 433 more words

Research

#IFITM3, TLR3, and CD55 #Genes SNPs and Cumulative Ge-netic #Risks for Severe Outcomes in #Chinese #Patients with #H7N9 / #H1N1pdm09 #Influenza (J Infect Dis., abstract)

J Infect Dis. 2017 May 16. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix235.

IFITM3, TLR3, and CD55 Genes SNPs and Cumulative Ge-netic Risks for Severe Outcomes in Chinese Patients with H7N9 / H1N1pdm09 Influenza… 418 more words

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