SNPwatch: Genetic Variant Associated with Food Allergy-related Disorder Eosinophilic Esophagitis

April 21, 2010
For the millions of children and adults with severe food allergies, ingesting even tiny quantities of some of the most basic foods can result in a potentially deadly reaction.  ...
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23andMe Launches Sarcoma Community

April 15, 2010
Sarcomas are an extremely rare set of cancers that affect the bone and connective tissues such as muscle, bone, fat, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, and the like. With the launch...
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SNPwatch: More Genetic Variations Linked to AMD, a Leading Cause of Vision Loss

April 14, 2010
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in the western world among people over 60. The two forms of the disease — wet and...
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DNA Day is Coming Soon!

April 12, 2010
DNA Day was created in 2003 by concurrent (Senate and House) congressional resolution to celebrate two important milestones in the study of genetics: the 50th anniversary of the description of...
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SNPwatch: Three New Genetic Variants Associated with Brain Aneurysm Identified

April 08, 2010
An aneurysm occurs when the wall of a blood vessel weakens and balloons outward, making the blood vessel abnormally large. The larger the vessel becomes, the greater the risk of...
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Genetics: Looking Back and Looking Forward

April 05, 2010
The tenth anniversary of the completion of the first draft of the human genome is approaching, apparently putting a lot of scientists in the mood for reflection on the past...
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23andMe’s New and Improved Maternal Haplogroups

April 01, 2010
It’s springtime for 23andMe’s Maternal Line tree! Each one of us can trace our ancestry back through our mother, our mother’s mother, her mother, and so on. And there is...
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SNPwatch: Believe It Or Not, Researchers Find Genetic Variant Linked To Gullibility

April 01, 2010
We’ve all fallen for a prank at some point or another — whether it be “hey, your shoe’s untied” or getting surprised at your birthday party after your friend asks...
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Malaria Parasite May Have Found Way To Thwart Protective Genetic Variation

March 31, 2010
Each year at least 350 million people around the world are infected by malaria parasites.   More than one million people, mainly young children, succumb to the disease.   But...
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Analysis of Ancient DNA Suggests A Previously Unknown Type of Extinct Human Ancestor

March 24, 2010
Denisova cave from the outside. / Bence Viola. DNA isolated from a tiny bone fragment from the finger of a being that walked the earth between 30,000 and 50,000 years...
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