Naked Genetics

Naked Genetics episode

Thu, 14th Mar 2013

Beautiful otherness - autism genetics

Speech (c) Njallis

It’s thought that around one in a hundred children in the UK is somewhere on the autistic spectrum - a complex range of disorders that can be challenging to understand and live with. But recent advances in genetics are bringing hope for new therapies that might help. Plus, we look at the genes underlying Specific Language Impairment, find out why cancer has the X factor, and meet a hopeless-sounding gene of the month.

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In this edition of Naked Genetics

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  • 14:37 - Protein could treat vitiligo

    Scientists at Loyola University Chicago have developed a modified protein that could treat vitiligo

  • 15:54 - Reading the genome

    Scientists in the US have made a major step forward in understanding how the information in our DNA is read

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