Searching for depression's elusive genetic links

Searching for depression’s elusive genetic links

As science continues to decode the human genome, our knowledge of the genetic components of disease is advancing at exponential ...
Genetic screening of children with epilepsy could lead to better treatments

Genetic screening of children with epilepsy could lead to better treatments

A new study supports routine genetic testing for epilepsy in young children with seizures. … "Identifying the precise cause of ...
Blacks found genetically more susceptible to opiate addiction, study says

Blacks found genetically more susceptible to opiate addiction, study says

Researchers say they've found a genetic variant associated with opioid addiction, and it might lead to personalized treatment for the ...
Fast food ads may entice kids with obesity genes more than other children

Fast food ads may entice kids with obesity genes more than other children

Children with a genetic trait linked to obesity may be more likely than other kids to respond to fast-food commercials ...
Survey finds support for GMO labeling vastly overstated

Survey finds support for GMO labeling vastly overstated

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . Americans remain ...
Clinical trials suffer from "black hole of medical ethics"

Clinical trials suffer from “black hole of medical ethics”

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A decade after Jean ...
What do research, media have to say about microbiome health?

What do research, media have to say about microbiome health?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Think that only things ...

Interpretations of disease risk from genetic tests inconsistent, study shows

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as ...

Studies in mice show timing of meals important in maintaining body weight

While the diet wars may rage on, it's pretty universally accepted that what you eat matters when it comes to ...

Mutation in gene causing heart failure identified

Researchers have uncovered a major genetic risk for heart failure — a mutation affecting a key muscle protein that makes the ...
Despite life saving benefits, many doctors reluctant to recommend genetic testing

Despite life saving benefits, many doctors reluctant to recommend genetic testing

Many American doctors may not support genetic testing in patients without a major family history of certain illnesses, suggests a ...

More genes for prostate cancer, better predictions of inherited risk

An international team of scientists has identified 23 new genetic variants linked to a greater risk for prostate cancer. Although ...

Five farmers on why they use GM technology

A hot topic grabbing headlines recently is GMOs. The technology behind GMOs is fairly new, quite sophisticated and basically misunderstood by the masses. Many ...

Gene mutation may help predict lung cancer survival in nonsmokers

Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation that's associated with a higher risk of lung cancer in women who do ...

New study shows dexterity largely determined by genetics

Scientists have identified a network of genes that influences whether you are right-handed or left-handed by looking at developing embryos. "The ...

The personalization of medicine

Betty Lane didn't have a whole lot of options left in terms of lung cancer treatment when her doctor Cancer Center ...

Gene research may help spot infant obesity risk

The following is an excerpt. Researchers have identified 45 genetic genetic variants in overweight newborns that are known to occur ...

Simple mutations could make bird flu more deadly

The following is an edited excerpt.  Genetic mutations in two emerging "bird" flu viruses could turn them into potential sources ...

In wake of Oregon wheat controversy, US News hosts debate on GE foods

The following is an edited excerpt. GE wheat that had not been approved for public consumption was recently found in ...

Genetically modified mosquitos can’t find human prey

The following is an excerpt. Scientists have discovered that mutating a smell-related gene in mosquitoes hinders their ability to sniff ...

Blood or bone marrow better for stem cell transplants?

For people whose bone marrow has been destroyed by chemotherapy, radiation or disease, stem cell transplants offer a potential lifeline ...

Could internet addiction be genetic?

Not only is Internet addiction a legitimate compulsion, it may have the same genetic component as nicotine addiction, a new ...

Genetic studies give clues to Tourette Syndrome and OCD

Two new large-scale studies searching for the genetic links to a couple of relatively common psychiatric conditions show how difficult ...

Stem cells show promise as heart failure treatment

Scientists who used modified stem cells to rejuvenate damaged and aged heart cells from elderly heart failure patients say their ...

Combating crop diseases

Fusarium graminearum is a notorious fungus that infects major crops, such as wheat, barley and corn, causing significant economic hardship ...
Gene find suggests hormone-free male birth control possible within 5 years

Gene find suggests hormone-free male birth control possible within 5 years

Scientists have found a gene that plays an integral part in male fertility, giving researchers hope for the future development ...

Can blood test predict breast cancer risk?

A blood test that spots changes in a specific gene could reveal a woman's risk for breast cancer years before ...