Rock Doc column: Correcting errors in the language of life
“There are regions in DNA that, if they get damaged and are not repaired quickly, cause more problems than other regions.” Diseases like leukemia, breast cancer and colon cancer can result from faulty repairs. More rare maladies like Cockayne Syndrome ...
WSU News - Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:43

This Week in PNAS
A gene expression study in PNAS implicates alterations in transcriptional regulation in a developmental and neurological condition called Cockayne syndrome, which is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and was previously thought to stem from ...
GenomeWeb (blog) - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:46

Correcting errors in the language of life
My word processor is set up to deal with the errors I make when writing. The programmers who wrote the computer program knew I'd screw things up, so they built in corrective functions like spellcheck and the ability to simply backspace to delete typos.
Georgetown News Democrat - Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:11

How I conquered my fear of flying – Wirral woman's skydive for charity
She was inspired by the charity Amy and Friends – which provides support to children with Cockayne Syndrome, a condition which causes its sufferers to prematurely age. The symptoms and severity of this syndrome varies, but children diagnosed with it ...
Wirral News - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:41

Sheffield Bupa Great Yorkshire Run charities to benefit
Tim Parton, from Rotherham, will be running to raise money for Cockayne Syndrome charity Amy and Friends. His late daughter Megan had the premature aging disorder, which leads to a shorter life expectancy. A group of runners will be taking part in ...
Sheffield Telegraph - Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:15

Half marathon runner aims to raise awareness
The Running for Thomas Laurie campaign, set up by family friend Ewan Gordon in 2012, raises money for charities dedicated to supporting families affected by Cockayne Syndrome. Next year Mr Gordon will run from John O'Groats to Lands End dressed as ...
Oxford Mail - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:07


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