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Genetics and Type 2 diabetes: Why weight loss alone may not be enough for some people

Genetic Literacy Project | 
People who develop Type 2 diabetes fall into one of two categories — those whose blood sugar can be controlled ...
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Selling yourself? These companies want to pay for your genetic information

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Some companies want to rent your DNA - should you let them? ...
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Can big data fight cancer by identifying those genetically predisposed to disease?

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Present-day cancer care is reactive. When an individual begins to have symptoms of cancer, a tumor has typically already formed ...
When antidepressants fail: Are we looking at a new kind of depression?

When antidepressants fail: Are we looking at a new kind of depression?

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Depression is one of the most frequently diagnosed mental illnesses, with an estimated 15 percent of the global adult population ...
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Using CRISPR to block production of HIV in infected cells

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Contracting HIV is no longer the death sentence that it was in the 1980s and early 90s. The first cases ...
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome may be linked to genetic mutations

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It’s been called a parent’s worst nightmare, and one that very few of us have ever needed words to describe ...
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Fighting deadly adverse drug reactions through precision medicine

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Lee Tan, a 41-year-old marketing professional and copywriter in Vancouver, Canada, was diagnosed with high blood pressure three years ago ...
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Chasing the ‘warrior gene’ and why it looks like a dud so far

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The year is 2025. The US has gone to war. Young Americans are being conscripted in droves, and those with ...
Childhood trauma: The kids are not alright and part of the explanation may be linked to epigenetics

Childhood trauma: The kids are not alright and part of the explanation may be linked to epigenetics

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The old adage about kids being resilient and able to bounce back from early traumas isn't necessarily borne out by ...
Sensory overload: Some people genetically wired to detest bright lights, big sounds

Sensory overload: Some people genetically wired to detest bright lights, big sounds

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"This world is not built for sensitive people. In fact, our world is designed perfectly for those who are detached." ...
Marijuana and epigenetics: Are we moving too quickly with legalization?

Marijuana and epigenetics: Are we moving too quickly with legalization?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Some research suggests there could be health implications related to a surge in legalized marijuana use in the US. One ...
Yoga may be good for your mind, body--but what about your genes?

Yoga may be good for your mind, body–but what about your genes?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Research suggests that yoga, and similar mindfullness-focused activities, may foster genetic changes that help people cope with stress and avoid ...
Chasing origins of anorexia: Genetics may play role in the complicated disorder

Chasing origins of anorexia: Genetics may play role in the complicated disorder

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Anorexia has long been treated as a psychological condition. But recent research, including a landmark genome-wide association study, are prompting scientists ...
Lose energy after eating broccoli or taking aspirin? Mystery behind salicylate intolerance

Lose energy after eating broccoli or taking aspirin? Mystery behind salicylate intolerance

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The rare disorder has proven difficult for doctors to diagnose, but some estimates suggest the condition is more common than ...
Knowledge without context: Downside of direct-to-consumer genetic tests

Knowledge without context: Downside of direct-to-consumer genetic tests

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are growing in popularity. They can tell us a lot about our personal building blocks. But there ...
Autism ethics: Is search for cure the right goal?

Autism ethics: Is search for cure the right goal?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
When a person has an illness, we tend to assume they want a cure. When it comes to autism, though, ...
Proceed with caution: National Academies offers 'qualified support' for gene editing 'abnormal' embryos

Proceed with caution: National Academies offers ‘qualified support’ for gene editing ‘abnormal’ embryos

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The door to gene-edited humans was opened a crack by a joint National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of ...
Battle over America's waistline: How obesity affects having children and their health

Battle over America’s waistline: How obesity affects having children and their health

Genetic Literacy Project | 
On one side are social forces behind a “fat acceptance” movement seeking to normalize obesity or at least reduce discrimination ...
What role do epigenetic changes play in development of autism?

What role do epigenetic changes play in development of autism?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
What causes autism? The weight of scientific evidence implicates several genes, but genetics doesn't explain the whole story. Environmental factors ...