International Research Highlight

Demystifying a diet to live by

A new connection is found between sensory neurons, diet and longevity.

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Genetics Research highlights

KAIMRC Innovations highlights the most exciting research taking place at the different research centers in KAIMRC. The research highlights are informative articles that cover breakthrough research and are accessible to the wider science community and a general audience interested in science. With regular weekly updates, this is the place to keep up with the best clinical and medical research happening at KAIMRC and around the world.

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Understanding the genetics of congenital heart defects

June 18, 2017

New evidence traces congenital heart defects to healthy parents.

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Raising the bar for gene therapy tests

June 7, 2017

Researchers develop a strategy to improve contamination detection in gene-doping tests.

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Unravelling the mysteries ofintellectual disorders

June 4, 2017

DNA sequencing offers diagnoses and treatments for patients with unexplained intellectual disorders.

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Cause found for rare amino acid disease

May 10, 2017

A young Saudi girl’s metabolic disorder can be explained by a newly discovered gene mutation.

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Strategy urged to tackle genetic disease

January 14, 2017

A high rate of inherited metabolic disorders in Saudi Arabia is prompting calls for action.

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Gene ties autism and kidney issues

December 15, 2016

Mutations in the “teashirt” gene cause both an autism syndrome and kidney problems in children.

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A new player in gene regulation

December 10, 2016

The molecular mechanism controlling gene expression is found to involve a familiar molecule.

International Research Highlight
Reaching for success is easier for the tall

November 30, 2016

A broad survey of British men and women suggests hereditary differences in height and weight affect prospects for socioeconomic positioning.

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The genetics of smoking behaviour and lung disease

November 29, 2016

Samples reveal specific genetic signals that determine a person’s risk for tobacco addiction and lung damage from smoking.

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Understanding risks of consanguineous reproduction

August 14, 2016

Saudi Arabia needs a widespread education program highlighting the genetic risks to children born as a result of marriage within families.

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Strictly confidential

August 14, 2016

Protecting confidentiality is a major priority in medical settings, crucial to the effectiveness of Saudi Arabia's newly established biobank.

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The metabolomics revolution

August 14, 2016

Understanding the body’s metabolic profile is transforming drug discovery and personalized medicine.

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Fanconi anaemia may be under-diagnosed in Saudi Arabia

August 14, 2016

Genetic analysis of Saudi patients with Fanconi anaemia reveals new mutations and distinct patterns of mutation that may affect diagnosis.

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Tracking the effects of therapeutic genes

August 11, 2016

Targeted nanoparticles offer hope of better methods for tracking the effects of gene therapy.

International Research Highlight
Latest technique delivers CRISPR gene screens

August 11, 2016

A comparison of gene editing techniques reveals benefits of latest technology over conventional approach.

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Reversing immune decline

August 10, 2016

Targeting a certain gene could help promote healthy aging.

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