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Gene mutation makes some people more susceptible to the coronavirus

[R]esearch published in the Journal of the American Medical Association analysed variation of the genetic makeup of four young male patients ...
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‘Tantalizing solutions’: How we are developing the next generation of cancer drugs

Cancer treatments have always been linked to a specific part of the body — these drugs for breast cancer, and ...
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Coronavirus highlights why the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is ripe for overhaul

[Palantir] has been hired and has assigned 45 staff to a project “designed to predict surges in NHS demand during the ...
DNA of the slave trade: American Blacks’ genetic links to Africa

DNA of the slave trade: American Blacks’ genetic links to Africa

[A] paper by 23andMe researchers leveraged genetic data from close to 50,000 people to detail one of the most comprehensive ...
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Evolutionary puzzle: Why do fraternal twins exist?

The chances of having fraternal twins changes with maternal age and is heritable ...
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Millennials vulnerable to spikes in numerous diseases led by colorectal cancer

The rates of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are up 14% among commercially-insured adults ages 22-37, according to a Blue Cross ...
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Podcast: Females have a biological advantage over males

[F]emales have two X chromosomes whereas males have one, and females compensate by ‘switching off’ one of them while still ...
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In your genes? DNA holds clues about how you will fare when exposed to coronavirus

Although the spread of SARS-CoV2, the virus causing COVID-19, has slowed in many places that have successfully “flattened the curve”, ...
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Our Neanderthal DNA might explain who gets sickest from COVID-19

[A] small fragment of the genetic code that has been inherited by modern humans from Neanderthals could carry the secret ...
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Can science reverse physical aging? It can—in mice

Even though the average life-expectancy for humans continues to rise, living longer is often associated with age-related health issues. Now, ...
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5 biggest differences between 23andMe, MyHeritage and AncestryDNA

1) Extra Offerings In addition to their well-known ancestry tests, each of these companies also has extra features that can ...
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For those with limited genetic knowledge, at-home ancestry tests fuel misconceptions that genes dictate race

University of Pennsylvania sociologist Wendy Roth [wondered] whether these do-it-yourself tests also fueled the idea that genes dictate race. After ...
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China demands DNA from millions of men and boys, raising questions about privacy and consent

[China’s police force has] swept across the country since late 2017 to collect enough samples to build a vast DNA ...
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Viewpoint: Genetics research was supposed to change human health. Is it time to reconsider investments in the field?

Since its birth 30 years ago, proponents of the Human Genome Project have promised that genetics research would yield untold ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t blame genetics for government ‘indifference, missteps and political calculations’ in COVID-19 deaths

The influx of geneticists studying Covid-19 is good news; brilliant minds that examine a problem from different perspectives is our ...
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Modern population genetics grew out of a shady eugenicist past

[A]s a faculty member at San Francisco State University (SFSU), a public institution that puts social justice at the center ...
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Canaanites—one of the original populations in ancient Israel—are still a coherent genetic group thousands of years later

A new international, interdisciplinary study provides intriguing answers to the origins and history of the Canaanite people. In an article ...
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Why the consumer genetics test boom is a ‘double-edged sword’ for physicians

Like many such advances, availability of [direct to consumer genetic] tests is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it ...
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People with two copies of ‘Alzheimer’s gene’ at greater risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection

The APOE ε4 gene variant that puts people at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease also has a link ...
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A right to know? Should children be told when a parent’s genetic test reveals hereditary risks?

What are the legal, professional and ethical, duties or responsibilities of researchers and clinicians in handling genetic testing and the ...
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Podcast: Twisted history—The true story of how the DNA double helix was discovered

There's more to the story of the double helix than Watson and Crick. We unwind history to uncover some of ...
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Searching for a genetic ‘tattletale’ for heart attack risk

If you want a sneak peek into your risk of heart disease, here are your options: Your doctor can measure ...
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Massive genetic analysis shows how our ancestors ‘diversified, migrated and mixed’ around the world

A new study has provided the most comprehensive analysis of human genetic diversity to date, after the sequencing of 929 ...
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Scouring coronavirus patient genes to answer a question: Why do some people get deathly sick, when others don’t?

COVID-19, caused by the new pandemic coronavirus, is strangely—and tragically—selective. Only some infected people get sick, and although most of ...
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Can genetics explain the degrees of misery inflicted by the coronavirus?

“The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on the planet is the virus.” Joshua Lederberg, Nobel Prize in Physiology ...
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DNA tests can guide breast cancer treatment, while also raising questions we can’t yet answer

In a new era of precision medicine, the role of genetics is becoming increasingly critical to determine who might benefit ...
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Studying the African genome could yield new medical treatments for everyone

A broader range of populations should be investigated to avoid genomic medicine being of benefit merely to a privileged few ...
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Viewpoint: Despite ‘hope and hype’, genome sequencing hasn’t given us revolutionary medical treatments

An emergency room physician, initially unable to diagnose a disoriented patient, finds on the patient a wallet-sized card providing access ...
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