SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...
Tag: Nature Genetics
SNPwatch: Genetic Variation In Immune System Marker May Increase Risk of Liver Injury From Common Antibiotic
Gloom but not Doom, Concludes Study in Malaria Area
Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in the developing world, claiming nearly a million victims each year. The great majority of them are African children below the age of five. The illness is caused by a single-celled parasite called Plasmodium that is transmitted by mosquito bites to humans. In a ...
SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Genetic Variations Associated With Aggressive Neuroblastoma
SNPwatch: Genetic Study Strengthens Case For Autoimmune Cause of Narcolepsy
SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Increase Risk For Atopic Dermatitis
SNPwatch: Immune System Variations May Determine Susceptibility To Chronic Hepatitis B Infection
SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Genetic Variants Linked To Heart Rhythm And Possibly Sudden Cardiac Death
Mouse Research May Shed Light On Human Iron Disorder
Our bodies need iron: to form the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin for our red blood cells, maintain our immune systems and keep our muscles and brains functioning properly. But not too much. Excess iron can build up in tissues like the liver, heart and pancreas, causing damage and possibly organ ...