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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Linked to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

July 15, 2011
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare movement disorder caused by damage to certain areas of the brain. People with PSP experience increasing difficulty balancing and walking and suffer from...
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SNPWatch & 23andMe Research Findings: Migraines and the Speed of Science

June 24, 2011
Editor’s note: This post has been changed from its original to reflect regulatory changes on what 23andMe can report to customers. Science is slow. It can take years to enroll...
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“Coffee, I Must Have Coffee…”

April 18, 2011
Whether you reach for a Starbuck’s Venti – the “Big Gulp” of coffee servings – or a wee size cup of Joe in the morning, or none at all, might...
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Studies Identify Five More Genetic Variants Associated with Alzheimer’s

April 07, 2011
Results published this week in the journal Nature Genetics identified five more genes associated with risk of developing Alzheimer’s, doubling the total number of genes known to be linked to...
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SNPwatch: Association Between FTO Variant and Obesity Depends on Age and Impacts Development

February 23, 2011
Obesity is an enormous public health concern in the United States, affecting about 33% of adults and 20% of children and adolescents. While lifestyle and environmental factors play an undeniable...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Variant Associated with Breast Density

February 16, 2011
Mammography is a common imaging method used to screen for breast cancer, the second most common cancer in women. The result of a mammogram is a simple black and white...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Risk Variants Shared by Crohn’s Disease and Celiac Disease

February 08, 2011
Imagine if the simple act of eating triggered your immune system to mistakenly mount an attack inside your own body. Nearly three million people with Crohn’s or celiac disease face...
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Our Top Ten for 2010

January 13, 2011
2010 was a big year in more ways than one! Research uncovered more genetic variants associated with common diseases, fascinating portraits of our early ancestors, and new insights into the...
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SNPwatch: Common Genetic Variant Linked to Chronic Pain

November 22, 2010
If you’ve ever stubbed your toe, given yourself a paper cut, or burned yourself on a hot stove, you’re very familiar with the intense — but temporary — feelings of...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Common Genetic Variants Associated with Early Menopause Risk

November 05, 2010
When is the best time to start a family? In making this decision, each woman must weigh external factors against her internal biological clock. In Caucasian women, menopause occurs around...
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