Ibdah said for infants with the genetic defect
, special formulas are available that both reduce the amount of fat and change the types of fat that the babies get.
About half of the cases of congenital hearing loss are caused by genetic defects
A person with a genetic defect
might not be able to spoon up what life offers.
Using mice carrying the genetic defect
that causes the disease in people, Boston researchers showed that cell membranes in the lungs, pancreas, and intestines--the organs most affected by cystic fibrosis in people--have abnormally low levels of a fatty acid called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
The technology could also be used in the expression of specific genes in order to complement a genetic defect
The Cd36 genetic defect
appears in roughly 2 to 3 percent of Japanese, Thai, and African people but in less than 1 percent of whites in the United States.
While no one has yet identified a specific genetic defect
that causes prostate cancer, scientists have mapped three locations on chromosomes that probably harbor mutations predisposing a man to the malignancy.
The Company conducted these studies using mice with the same genetic defect
that causes lung cancer in humans.
The research shows the genetic defects
mainly arise anew in fathers, especially those who are older.
Some 87% of women whose embryos were checked for genetic defects
went on to have a healthy baby, or were about to give birth to one.
In the new study, researchers transplanted retinal cells from fetal mice, newborns, or adults to mice that, because of genetic defects
, had lost their rods and thus their night vision.
However, the mechanisms for the effect of older paternal age on genetic defects
are not well understood.