myotonic dystrophy

The disease is an inherited form of muscular dystrophy characterized by a repeat expansion of 50 CTG trinucleotides or greater in the DMPK gene.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Marina Biotech this week took another step toward reestablishing itself as a player in the nucleic acids drug sector, regaining compliance with US Securities and Exchange Commission financial reporting requirements with the submission of the requisite information for 2012,

One award will be used to create methods of identifying potentially cancer-causing or other detrimental mutations in induced pluripotent stem cells, and the other will be used to conduct research into a group of genetic diseases.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.