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Should all women get BRCA genetic testing as part of ‘routine medical care’? Key panel says ‘no’

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Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to ...
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How climate change could skew the gender ratio

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Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, ...
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How air pollution could increase risk of autism

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Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study finds ...

Countering severe peanut allergies through oral immunotherapy

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Mom Monica Glover said the family discovered Ellis' peanut allergy when she was about 3. … Glover seized the opportunity ...
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Autistic children and their siblings less likely to be vaccinated

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Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism, new research ...
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Obesity can be triggered by more than 70 ‘rare’ genetic syndromes

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While scientists have been aware of about two dozen genetic conditions that can cause obesity, a [recent study] finds there are ...
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Ancestors’ climate shaped your nose — along with genetics

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Though you undoubtedly inherited your distinctive nose from your parents, its shape was sculpted over time by adaptations to your ...
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Autism risk higher for females with ‘male-like brains’

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One feature of brain anatomy that is characteristic of males is associated with an increased risk of autism, according to ...
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‘Three parent IVF’ produced a baby girl — that’s a problem according to critics

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It was a first for the entire world: Using a controversial in vitro fertilization technique, doctors in Kiev, Ukraine, helped ...
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Shining a literal light on schizophrenia and other brain disorders

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Creating an effective treatment for schizophrenia requires a better understanding of its biology, of the genes that cause it. Using ...
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Concerns arise after stem cell study for ALS causes pain in patients

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A discussion on ethics ...

Understanding HIV’s genetic code will help treat patients with greater precision

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A virus contains its own genes, but it is able to replicate only when it gets inside the cells of ...

Going bald? It’s not your mother’s fault

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You’re only 25 and you’ve begun to lose your hair? Before you freak out (entirely), remember that everyone loses hair ...

New York City student ancestry project to analyze DNA

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“I’m part Neanderthal,” Rachel Bruton, a member of National Geographic’s Explorer Programs team, told Medical Daily. “I consider it bragging ...

Genetic mutation linked to eating disorders discovered

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Although prevalence of eating disorders cannot be tracked precisely, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder together may affect five ...
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