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SNPwatch: New Genetic Associations Revealed for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

June 02, 2010
Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) arises in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose.   It is rare in most areas of the world–affecting only about 1 in every 100,000...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Associated with Risk of Paget’s Disease of Bone Identified

May 19, 2010
Aching joints and bones aren’t always just a normal part of aging.   For some, they are a symptom of Paget’s disease of bone (PDB), a condition that affects more...
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SNPwatch: Two Studies Connect More Immune System Genes to Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 12, 2010
Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease in which the individual’s own immune system attacks the lining of the joints, causing stiffness and muscle aches. Like other autoimmune diseases, development...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Genetic Variation That Contributes to Skin Color Differences in East Asians

March 23, 2010
From rich brown to almost translucent white, human skin colors span a remarkable spectrum. The evolutionary story of how we came to be such a varied species skin color-wise began...
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