Asian

Who Planted The Family Tree?

September 20, 2012
by Emily Chang, Joanna Mountain and Mike Macpherson Click on the image above for a larger version of this chart, which shows that some ancestry combinations are more common than...
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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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SNPwatch: Genetic Association Study of Leprosy Yields New Insights into an Ancient Disease

December 16, 2009
Leprosy is a chronic, disabling disease caused by a bacterium (Mycobacterium leprae) that infects only humans and armadillos. The disease affects the skin and peripheral nerves, leading to sores, numbness...
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SNPwatch: Piecing Together The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Puzzle

November 20, 2009
Inflammatory  bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic autoimmune disorder — encompassing both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis —  that affects more than a million people in the United States. Normally,...
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SNPwatch: New Variants Associated With Lupus in Europeans and Asians

October 19, 2009
Lupus, which means “wolf” in Latin, gets its name from the skin manifestations sometimes seen in the disease. A physician in the 13th century thought they looked like wolf bites....
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Researchers Warn That Physicians Need To Ask About Alcohol “Flushing” To Reduce Esophageal Cancer Risk

March 24, 2009
No matter what you call it — “flush”, “blush” or “glow” — the red face, nausea and rapid heart beat that many people with Asian ancestry experience when they drink...
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SNPwatch: New Psoriasis SNPs Found for both Europeans and Asians

January 26, 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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