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Itchy skin? Eczema likely has a genetic component

The itchy, red and cracked skin typical of atopic dermatitis, otherwise known as eczema, is an inflammatory condition which affects up to ...
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Why is type 2 diabetes difficult to diagnose in African Americans?

One of the tests used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and monitor blood sugar control is influenced by 60 genetic ...
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Severe congenital heart disease linked to genetic mutations

The first known identification of two genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe congenital heart defect, has ...
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Black men at greater risk for prostate cancer, may require earlier, more frequent screening

A new study indicates that higher prostate cancer death rates among black men in the US may be due to ...
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Kawasaki disease: Rare children’s heart condition linked to interplay of fungi and gene mutations

Kawasaki disease (KD) is the mostly common acquired heart disease in children. Untreated, roughly one-quarter of children with KD develop...balloon-like ...
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Breast cancer linked to genetic ‘hotspots’ formerly thought to be harmless

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered 'hotspots' of mutations in breast cancer genomes, where mutations thought to ...

Many patients diagnosed with a genetic disease may actually have two

Jeannette Jimenez | 
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Genetics, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Texas Children's ...
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Aging: Have scientists identified an RNA ‘smoking gun’?

Aging is a key risk factor for a variety of devastating, chronic diseases, yet the biological factors that influence when ...
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Burn victims may recover quicker with stem cell skin grafts

Allison Mills | 
Full thickness skin grafts are the golden standard for treating burn wounds. But most skin grafts for severe burns require ...

Looking back on ten years of induced pluripotent stem cell research

Wallace Ravven | 
Research and emerging treatments with stem cells today can be traced to a startling discovery 10 years ago when Shinya ...

Our cells use genes from mother’s and father’s DNA differently

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have characterized how and to what degree our cells utilize ...

Genetics of immune system cancer patients may predict prognosis results

To better understand the immune system's role in the fight against cancer,...researchers have searched thousands of tumors for genetic signatures ...
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Two genes linked to enhanced breast cancer survival identified

Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their ...

Can genetics determine your perfect diet?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. [N]ew findings in mice...show ...

Is colon cancer a product of western diet, modern life? Hungarian mummy may have answers

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The modern plagues of ...

Possible genetic mechanism for aging identified

Cal Powell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists at the University ...

Blind rats’ vision restored by genetic modification, humans next?

Sally Stewart | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A new technique that ...

New genetic risk factors for blood cancer identified as powerful diagnostic tool

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Testing for genetic risk ...

Mutations that cause infertility detected through new genotyping strategy

Cornell researchers have developed an experimental strategy to identify infertility-causing mutations found in human populations. These mutations are known as single nucleotide ...

Children with motor neuron disorder treated with gene therapy for first time

Ricki Lewis | 
Eleven-year-old Hannah Sames's curls were the first thing her parents, Lori and Matt, noticed when she was born. "Their other ...

Epigenetics might explain relapse in patients of substance addiction

One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence ...

Genes might explain differences in how we experience emotions

Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research by a UBC neuroscientist. The ...

Challenging popular beliefs about epigenetics

Dirk Schübeler and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) identify determinants that set epigenetic marks ...

Gene variant may be linked to better memory, protection against Alzheimer’s

People with a newly identified genetic variant perform better on certain types of memory tests, a discovery that may point ...

Single gene explains lower breast cancer rates in Latina women

An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women that ...

Mobile chunks of DNA important for recent human evolution

Mobile pieces of DNA can jump around in the human genome and exert powerful regulatory effects on neighboring genes at ...

Role of epigenetics in blood formation revealed, with surprising results

The process of differentiation – in which a stem cell becomes a specialized mature blood cell – is controlled by ...

Research links genetics, child cognitive development and disorders

How genes affect intelligence is complicated. Multiple genes, many yet unknown, are thought to interact among themselves and with environmental ...
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