SNPwatch: Large Study Identifies Two More Genetic Variants Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

May 11, 2010
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in people 65 years and older, is of the utmost importance as the population of the United States (and many other...
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New Evidence Suggests Interbreeding Between Humans and Neanderthals

May 06, 2010
This picture shows three bones (Vi33.16, Vi33.25, Vi33.26) from Vindija cave, Croatia. Most of the Neandertal genome sequence was retrieved from these bones./ Image courtesy of Max-Planck-Institute EVA A new...
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Twin Study Points to Importance of Non-genetic Factors in Multiple Sclerosis

April 28, 2010
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, causing unpredictable and varying symptoms that differ from person to person. About 1 in 700 people in...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variant May Impact Rate of Cognitive Decline in the Elderly

April 26, 2010
New research, published recently in the journal Neurology, has found the surprising result that a genetic variant previously associated with better cognitive function in young people appears to have the...
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DNA Day!!!

April 23, 2010
Well, maybe we should say DNA weekend.   Sunday is officially DNA day, but a lot of festivities are happening today to accommodate classroom schedules.   Check your local libraries...
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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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