Researchers have identified 27 genes in brain stem cells that are prone to double strand breaks, a form of DNA damage.
A new study provides detailed information about human specific changes in gene regulation and human brain development.
Researchers report spontaneous errors in DNA that arise as our cells divide and reproduce may be at the root of Alzheimer's disease. The findings suggest the cause of certain neurodegenerative diseases could be traced back to embryonic development.
UCSD researchers have successfully created a human stem cell based model of AGS, a rare, inherited autoimmune disorder.
A 14-year-old boy’s turnaround and quick recovery after being stricken by encephalitis - which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill - shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection even when physicians have no suspects.
Research suggests men who use cocaine at the time of conception could increase the risk of their son developing learning difficulties and memory loss.
Researchers have encoded a 'primitive' video from the DNA in living cells. The Nature study reports this is the first step towards a 'molecular recorder' that could make it possible to get read-outs of changing internal states of neurons as they develop in the brain.