Genetics

February 21, 2021
First multi-whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans thumbnail

First multi-whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans

In African Americans, the genetic risk landscape for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is very different from that of people with European ancestry, according to results of […]
February 21, 2021
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Researchers develop test to measure effect of breast cancer gene variants

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Mayo Clinic have combined results from a functional test measuring the effect of inherited variants in the BRCA2 breast and […]
February 11, 2021
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Sequence African genomes for Africa and the world: scientist

The continent from which humanity emerged got left behind in this giant leap forward, and remains a genetic blank slate compared to Europe or the United […]
January 27, 2021
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Researchers simplify the study of gene-environment interactions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University’s Ithaca campus have developed a new computational method for studying genetic and environmental interactions […]
January 6, 2021
Long-term study finds dozens of new genetic markers associated with lifetime bone growth thumbnail

Long-term study finds dozens of new genetic markers associated with lifetime bone growth

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has discovered several genetic markers associated with bone mineral accrual, […]
December 18, 2020
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Long non-coding RNA may play a key role in cardiovascular disease

Atherosclerosis is a condition affecting the cardiovascular system. If atherosclerosis occurs in the coronary arteries (which supply the heart) the result may be angina pectoris, or […]
December 15, 2020
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Study reveals networks of genes involved in congenital heart disease

A team of scientists led by Benoit Bruneau (left), including Irfan Kathiriya (center) and Kavitha Rao (right), make inroads into understanding what genes are improperly deployed […]
December 10, 2020
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Glyphosate can create biomarkers predicting disease in future generations

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Exposure to the widely used weed-killer glyphosate makes genetic changes to rats that can be linked to increased disease in their grandchildren […]
November 30, 2020
A large-scale tool to investigate the function of autism spectrum disorder genes thumbnail

A large-scale tool to investigate the function of autism spectrum disorder genes

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists at Harvard University, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and MIT have developed a technology to investigate the function of […]
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