Surprisingly Skinny Mice Could Point the Way to Obesity and Diabetes Treatments

September 04, 2009
Scientists who are studying mice with a mutation that makes them resistant to obesity even in the face of a high-fat diet may have identified a new way to treat...
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What Makes Us Human? Study Finds Hints By Comparing Chimp and Human DNA

September 03, 2009
We may be another step closer to discovering what makes us human. A new study published online this week in Genome Research has pinpointed three genes in humans that may...
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New Study on Genetics of Ethnic Groups Reveals We May Not Be So Different After All

September 02, 2009
There are many examples around the world of two distinct ethnic groups living side by side. Sometimes these groups co-exist peacefully. Other times they do not. Often two groups’ differences...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Associated With Addiction In Caucasian Women

September 01, 2009
Although environment plays a major part in addiction – you can’t get hooked on something you’ve never tried – genetics plays a substantial role in determining whether a person who...
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Study Sniffs Out Genes Behind Doggy ‘Dos

August 31, 2009
New genetic research may explain why Fluffy is so fluffy. A study led by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute scanned 1,000 dogs from 80 breeds, looking for...
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More Evidence that Genetics Can Reduce the Efficacy of Anti-Clotting Medication Clopidogrel

August 26, 2009
A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association adds to the mounting evidence that genetic variations impact the efficacy of clopidogrel (Plavix ®), a drug used to...
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Very Personalized Medicine: Sequencing of Second Cancer Patient Reveals Potentially Significant Mutations

August 25, 2009
A new genetic screening process has helped researchers understand the genetic causes of cancer, such as how mutations accumulated in a person’s life can cause leukemia. The study shows that...
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On Finding Needles in Genetic Haystacks

August 24, 2009
Nearly a year ago today, the Spittoon reported that researchers had figured out how to pick a known person’s DNA out of a database containing genetic information for up to...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Associated With Risk Of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Identified

August 20, 2009
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...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation in X Chromosome May Slow Progression of AIDS

August 18, 2009
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...
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