Results about: genetics

Studies on the genetic control of development have proven to be very been fruitful in unveiling the mechanisms impaired in many disease conditions.

The fly reveals a new signal involved in limb growth

Researchers at IRB Barcelona identify a fundamental role of the JAK/STAT signalling pathway in the development and growth regulation of limbs in Drosophila.

Published in Nature Communications, the study paves the way to research into the function of this pathway in vertebrate development and its possible involvement in human congenital diseases.

Gene regulation, evolution and the exploitation of new habitats

Changes in the regulation of two genes explain how the Drosophila respiratory system evolved from a primitive to a more developed state

Published in Development

Mutations in the dark side of the genome cause leukemia

A study, published today in the journal Nature, marks a milestone in the understanding of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

CLL is the most frequent leukemia with more than 12,000 new cases diagnosed in Europe every year

IRB Barcelona group leader Modesto Orozco participated in the study as he is involved with the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)