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World’s most comprehensive digital roadmap to unlock male infertility

November 11, 2018 dna 0
Millions of couples who have trouble conceiving may get relief from new research. The researchers have developed a high-resolution genetic map showing how men produce sperm cells. Their effort could help address genetically based challenges with male fertility, a major cause of conception problems.
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Genetic study clarifies the causes of the most severe heart muscle diseases of children

November 11, 2018 dna 0
Researchers have collected a globally unique KidCMP cohort of children with severe cardiomyopathies from the past 21 years, and characterized them genetically. The researchers discovered that the genetic knowledge had direct implications for predicting the disease course and treatment decisions.
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Preventing heart disease in cancer survivors

November 11, 2018 dna 0
A new study by Washington State University researchers suggests that a protein called CDK2 plays a critical role in heart damage caused by doxorubicin, a commonly used chemotherapy drug. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, their finding could be used as the basis for future development of treatment strategies and drugs to reduce heart disease risk in cancer survivors, especially those treated in childhood.