genetics

What's in our genes? 4:30

18Aug201504:30
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New avenue for improved treatment of cystic fibrosis

Published: 8Jul2013

Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutation in the gene that encodes a particular protein, known as the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (or CFTR). Although this discovery was made...

MNI researchers receive funding to study ARSACS

Published: 24Nov2016

Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers...

Better donor-recipient match with genomics

Published: 1Oct2015

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune...

What's in our genes? 10:30

19Aug201510:30
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21Aug201511:30

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Understanding the effects of genes on human traits

Published: 1Aug2013

Recent technological developments in genomics have revealed a large number of genetic influences on common complex diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, cancer or schizophrenia. However, discovering...

Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene

Published: 28Nov2016

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.

How genetics shape our addictions

Published: 20Sep2012

Genes predict the brain’s reaction to smoking 

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