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: Five New Studies Identify Genetic Variations Associated with Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Attack
SNPwatch: Two Gene Variations Linked to Thyroid Cancer
SNPwatch: New Psoriasis SNPs Found for both Europeans and Asians
SNPwatch: New Obesity SNPs Point to the Brain’s Role in Regulating Appetite
In the current issue of Nature Genetics, two teams of researchers identify nine new genetic locations associated with obesity. Almost all of them are within or close to genes that are expressed in the brain, especially the part that regulates appetite. "This underscores the importance of genes that ...
SNPwatch: Study Finds Genetic Links to Brain Aneurysm in Both Japanese and European Populations
SNPwatch: Two DNA Variants Linked to Basal Cell Carcinoma, the Most Common Form of Skin Cancer
SNPwatch: Two Groups Discover DNA Variations Linked to Male Pattern Baldness
SNPwatch: Genetic Variant Linked to Cleft Lip
SNPwatch: Researchers Find First SNPs Linked To Common Type of Leukemia
Researchers Find Biological Basis For Crohn’s Association
Just about every week a new genome-wide association study links common variations in the genome to some disease. But only rarely do the authors of these studies have more than a guess of why these SNPs are associated with a particular condition. On Sunday in the online edition of Nature Genetics, ...