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Skin cancer detection improves with new gene-based blood tests

Genetic testing of tumor and blood fluid samples from people with and without one of the most aggressive forms of ...

Breast cancer treatment uses combination of 2 immunotherapy drugs

Researchers have found a new way to use immunotherapy, a breakthrough mode of cancer treatment which harnesses the patient’s immune ...

Binge eater? Gene found that could lead to treatment

Researchers have identified a gene (CYFIP2) associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a ...
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Is your body shaped like an apple? It’s probably ‘in the genes’ and it could pose health risks

A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with an “apple-shaped” ...
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Non-African humans may carry harmful Neanderthal genes that lower fitness

The Neanderthal genome included harmful mutations that made the hominids around 40% less reproductively fit than modern humans, according to ...
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All blue-eyed people are related

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen ...
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Brain injuries may be treatable using stem cell therapy

Results of a cellular therapy clinical trial for traumatic brain injury (TBI) using a patient’s own stem cells showed that ...
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Why faulty genes don’t always lead to disease

We usually think of mutations as errors in our genes that will make us sick. But not all errors are ...
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Why some people struggle with shift work fatigue: It’s in the genes

Some people adapt easily to shift work, but not everyone can handle constant disruptions to their daily rhythm. Finnish researchers ...

LipidSeq: Cheaper, more accurate genetic test for high cholesterol

In a recent study conducted by the University of Western Ontario, researchers develop a new genetic testing method called LipidSeq ...
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