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Press release list of thematic 'Genetics, genomics and bioinformatics'



Molecular signature of intellectual disability

August 26 2011

Although intellectual disability (ID) is not uncommon, affecting almost 3% of the general population, little is known about its causes. Teams led by Laurence Colleaux at Inserm’s Joint Research Unit for "Genetics and Epigenetics of Metabolica...
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Identification of a new group of genetic mutations

April 08 2011

For the first time, Patrick Edery from the Centre de recherche en neurosciences de Lyon (Inserm/CNRS/Université de Lyon 1) and Anne-Louise Leutenegger from Inserm Unit 946 "Variabilité génétique et maladies humaines" in Paris together wi...
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The mystery of symmetry is revealed

February 18 2010

Some of our organs, such as the liver and the heart, are lateralised. As our bodies develop they mostly display bilateral symmetry across the vertebral column. A new molecular pathway, which plays a role in this symmetry in vertebrates, has recent...
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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and prenatal diagnosis for inherited predisposition to cancer: acceptability from the physicians’ point of view

September 01 2009

The practices and access to Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Prenatal Diagnosis (PD) for inherited predisposition to cancer are heterogeneous in industrialised countries. In France their authorisation depends on the Multidisciplinary Pr...
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Discovery of a gene involved in the development of puberty

June 17 2009

Researchers in Inserm unit 693 (Inserm-Université Paris Sud 11 Mixed Unit) at the Hôpital de Bicêtre have shown, for the first time, the role of a hormone secreted by the hypothalamus, GnRH1 (gonadotropin releasing hormone 1) in the triggering of...
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