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New genetic sequencing technique reveals possible genetic protection from heroin addiction

New research from the laboratory of Mary Jeanne Kreek at Rockefeller University uses a novel sequencing approach to show that even very tiny differences within genes may help protect someone from heroin addiction, and perhaps addiction disorders in general. More »

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High blood pressure linked to gene regulation

Genes, as much as treadmills and salads, dictate blood pressure. But new research from Rockefeller University suggests that even the tiniest changes to our DNA can create a predisposition to hypertension. More »

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New gene in Fanconi anemia “explains” hallmark chromosomal instability

Surprising findings from just five patients has led a team of international researchers, led by Rockefeller University, to the first proof of how the rare disorder Fanconi anemia causes chromosomal instability. More »

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Researchers identify gene that plays major role in age-related blindness disease

Scientists at Rockefeller University, Yale University School of Public Health and the National Eye Institute have identified a gene that confers susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration. More »

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Altered Gene Increases Men’s Risk for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Possessing an altered form of a gene involved in the communication between the brain’s nerve cells may put certain men at greater risk of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), report scientists from The Rockefeller University and four other institutions in the April 29 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The discovery, the first susceptibility gene isolated for OCD, offers a possible target for developing treatments for the disorder, which affects 1 to 3 percent of the U.S. population. More »

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