The roots of modern human behavior

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More than 320,000 years ago in the Rift Valley of Africa, some early innovators adopted a new technology: They eschewed the clunky, palm-size stone hand axes that their ancestors had used for more than a million years in favor of a sleek new toolkit. Like new generations of cellphones today,…

Un experiment genetic inedit

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Rezultatele preliminare ale experimentului unic in istorie la care au participat doi gemeni identici (monozigoti), Scott si Mark Kelly, ii aduce pe cercetatorii NASA mai aproape de demonstrarea paradoxului gemenilor a lui Einstein. A petrece un an in spatiu nu schimba doar aspectul fizic ci transforma si genele. Rezultatele preliminare…

Ciudățenii din regnul animal (Știați că…?)

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Găinile pot avea parte de schimbare de sex în mod natural. Atunci când o găină este embrion, are două organe sexuale. Pe măsură ce se dezvoltă, unul singur devine ovar (de obicei stângul), celălalt rămânând latent. În caz că apare o problemă patologică, precum un chist ovarian sau o formațiune…

Oncogenetica

PATOLOGIA ONCOGENETICA Definitie Boala canceroasa este caracterizata prin prezenta in organism a unei populatii celulare cu origine monoclonala care este in expansiune continua prin crestere autointretinuta.Celulele maligne nu se mai supun controlului mecanismelor fiziologice de reglare a proliferarii celulare. Apare o subpopulatie capabila de a migra si de a se adapta la alte micromedii straine…

The TRUTH About Cancer

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The powerful cancer documentary seen and shared by millions when it first aired (to limited release) in 2015 is about to be unveiled to the world on March 21st. For FREE, in its entirety, to those who sign up below today. You’ll discover the most effective ways to prevent and…

Mendelian Genetics: Patterns of Inheritance and Single-Gene Disorders

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By: Heidi Chial, Ph.D. (Write Science Right) © 2008 Nature Education Citation: Chial, H. (2008) Mendelian genetics: Patterns of inheritance and single-gene disorders. Nature Education 1(1) What can Gregor Mendel’s pea plants tell us about human disease? Single gene disorders, like Huntington’s disease and cystic fibrosis, actually follow Mendelian inheritance patterns. Mendel’s studies of inheritance patterns in pea plants are a solid…

Mitochondrial Disorders Overview

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Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies, Mitochondrial Myopathies, Oxidative Phosphorylation Disorders, Respiratory Chain Disorders   Patrick F Chinnery, PhD, FRCPath, FRCP, FMedSci Institute of Human Genetics Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom p.f.chinnery@newcastle.ac.uk Initial Posting: June 8, 2000; Last Update: September 16, 2010. Summary Go to: Disease characteristics. Mitochondrial diseases are a clinically heterogeneous…

Clinical / Medical Genetics officially recognized as an EU-wide specialty

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Dear Colleagues, On March 3rd, 2011 the Commission adopted Regulation (EU) No 213/2011 amending Annexes II and V to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications. This administrative act implies that the clinical / medical genetics specialty was officially recognised as an…

A profile of the genetic counsellor and genetic nurse profession in European countries

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J Community Genet. 2012 January; 3(1): 19–24. Published online 2011 December 14 doi:  10.1007/s12687-011-0073-x PMCID: PMC3266962 Cristophe Cordier,1 Debby Lambert,2 Marie-Antoinette Voelckel,3 Ulrika Hosterey-Ugander,4 and Heather Skirton5 1Department of Oncology and Haematology, University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France 2Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland 3La Timone Hospital, Marseille, France…