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Genetics News From Medical News Today

Genetics uses information from one or two genes to explain a disease or condition, whereas genomics examines all of the genetic information to determine biological markers predisposing an individual to disease. This category includes news on DNA, genes, m

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Risk factors for diabetes: Type 1, type 2, and gestational

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

One in four people with diabetes do not know that they have the disease, so what are the risk factors for diabetes and how should the risk be managed?

Sense of smell is a unique product of genes and experience

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Mouse study finds genes may dictate types of smell receptors in nose, but environment alters their number, giving each individual a unique sense of smell.

Study finds first molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A large new study from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium provides the first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder...

New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at the University of British Columbia have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the...

Genetics are key to hormone therapy lowering risk of broken bones in older women

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.

The protein CHIP unfurls anti-aging activity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging.

Are you a chocaholic? Your genes could be to blame

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have uncovered a number of genetic variants that affect what foods we choose to eat, including one variant linked to higher chocolate intake.

Could fungi be a vast, untapped source of new antibiotics?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In scanning genomes of many fungal species, scientists find over 1,000 molecular pathways that might yield a large variety of antibiotics and other drugs.

Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using a new statistical approach, researchers have uncovered thousands of genetic mutations that might be involved in cancer development.

Twin research reveals which facial features are most controlled by genetics

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research published in Scientific Reports uses computer image and statistical shape analysis to shed light on which parts of the face are most likely to be inherited.

For women at risk of hereditary breast cancer, multigene test could help extend life expectancy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Value in Health, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), has announced the publication of new research indicating that testing for...

Lung cancer: Blood test may lead to earlier, personalized treatment

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created a blood test that they say can identify genetic mutations linked to non-small cell lung cancer with high accuracy.

Cause of fatal childhood disorder revealed in gene study

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A gene involved in brain development that can lead to severe disability and infant death has been identified by scientists.

Study identifies a genetic link to susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown.

Physicians' misunderstanding of genetic test results may hamper mastectomy decisions

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing don't actually have mutations known to confer...

Study finds genetic basis for drug response in childhood absence epilepsy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy.

Specific protein may cause obesity by interfering with brown fat

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists find a protein that inhibits the positive effect of brown and beige fat. This may mean the protein is a risk factor for diabetes and obesity.

NIH scientists advance understanding of herpesvirus infection

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease.

PID1 gene enhances effectiveness of chemotherapy on brain cancer cells

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cells.

Gene silencing shows promise for treating two fatal neurological disorders

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also be used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

Parent-mediated therapy may help babies at risk of developing autism

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of...

Success of sensory cell regeneration raises hope for hearing restoration

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In an apparent first, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have used genetic manipulation to regenerate auditory hair cells in adult mice.

Cause of an inherited neurological disorder discovered

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have identified the basis for how a single gene mutation can cause a rare neurological movement disorder known as dystonia.

What obese fruit flies may tell us about the evolution of cold tolerance

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have hypothesized that migrations into higher, colder latitudes may lead to the evolution of fast-burning metabolisms that keep cells warm in chilly conditions, boosting cold tolerance.