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BRCA1&2 negative women also seeking double mastectomy at increasing rates

Kathryn Edwards always thought that if she were ever diagnosed with breast cancer, "I'm taking them both." So when her ...

Beyond BRCA1&2, more genes responsible for breast cancer risk

Four new genes have been added to the growing list of those known to cause increased breast cancer risk when ...

Environment, genes equally at play in autism

Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in leading to autism, as big a factor as genes, according to ...
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Rumors of the death of consumer genomics greatly exaggerated

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing can offer exciting new ways of understanding ourselves and so far we've only seen the tip of ...

Remnants of ancient viruses in human genome may play role in cancer

According to an international team of scientists from the United States, Europe and Russia, non-coding parts of the human genome ...
Is PMS really to blame

How much does genetics dictate your mood and mindset?

Optimism and pessimism are not purely genetic: we have some control over our perception of the world ...

Anti-malaria vaccine developed in Japan

The following is an edited excerpt. A team of Japanese researchers say they have developed a vaccine that cuts the ...

Scientists identify ‘bad’ cholesterol genes

A team of researchers from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute reporting online in the Journal of Lipid Research has identified ...
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The genetic information you didn’t ask for

Geneticists are urging doctors who sequence a patient's genome to also test them for 24 genetic conditions, and to alert ...

First genomic explanation for schizophrenia proposed

The following is an excerpt. In a new study, Buffalo University geneticists have demonstrated how defects in an important neurological ...
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First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

The first gene therapy to be approved in a regulated market was announced by the European Commission. The therapy, available ...

Mom: ‘After researching organics, I’m not afraid of feeding my kid GMOs, conventional produce’

When my son was a baby, organic was a synonym for edible. If the apples I found at the grocery store weren’t certified, ...