Tag: allergies

New Asthma Study Findings

Sorting through hundreds of genetic risk variants for asthma, Australian scientists — with input and data from researchers at 23andMe — have identified an association between asthma and the expression of four genes, a finding that could aid efforts for treating the chronic disease that impacts an estimated ...

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Dirt Don’t Hurt

A little farmyard dust might the difference in bolstering against asthma and allergies, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Although the study was very small, it lends some additional evidence to the so-called “hygiene hypothesis.” That theory suggests that the surge in ...

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Study Shows Genetic Variants that Influence Multiple Traits and Conditions

Researchers know that certain genes, or more accurately regions in our genes, are multitaskers, influencing a wide variety of traits and conditions that range from such things as the size of our noses to our susceptibility to childhood ear infections to our risk for Parkinson’s disease. A new study led by ...

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23andMe And Drug Discovery

The sobering fact about drug development is that it takes too long and costs too much money. 23andMe wants to change all that. At the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics this month, 23andMe computational biologist Fah Sathirapongsasuti offered some insight into how this is being ...

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Allergies And The Hygiene Hypothesis

Bolstering the theory that modern society’s fixation on cleanliness might actually be hurting the development of healthy immune systems in children, a new study published this week in the journal Science suggests that exposure to the kinds of bacteria found in the farmyard may actually protect children from ...

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New Findings For Asthma And Hay Fever

Working with researchers from Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 23andMe scientists completed the first ever genome-wide association study combining asthma and hay fever phenotypes. While the susceptibility to both asthma and hay fever are known to often run hand-in-hand, the study ...

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This Year’s Top Ten Genetic Findings

Each year at this time 23andMe puts together a list of the most interesting genetic findings of 2013. We’re doing that again but with a twist. We want to include in our list a few things that aren’t findings or discoveries, but clearly these stories have had a huge impact on the field of genetics. The fact ...

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What Patients Say Works For Allergies

For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether If you have allergies, you’ve probably tried many approaches to easing the sneezing, swelling, and suffering. You may have even compared your experience to other ...

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New Genetic Associations Found For Allergies and Asthma

Research published online this week in Nature Genetics, has found new genetic associations for asthma and allergies. The study — done by scientists here at 23andMe and researchers at the University of Bristol’s Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) in the UK — is the largest genome-wide ...

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