Genetics

Monitoring Treatments for ALS

There is a protein that may act as a biomarker for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and could be used as a measurement for whether treatments are working

The Evolutionary Arms Race

Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms by which viruses can inactivate the bacterial immune system CRISPR to enable their survival and proliferation

The Causes of Glioma

Multiple GWAS studies have identified 13 new genetic markers associated with glioma and to confirm another 13 markers discovered in previous investigations

The Mutation Preventing Asthma

Research from deCODE Genetics has identified a rare loss-of-function mutation that protects the carrier from asthma and reduces their blood eosinophil count