celiac disease

Genetics found to influence risk for rosacea

March 11, 2015
A new study by researchers from Stanford Medical School and 23andMe is the first to identify genetic variants associated with rosacea, a chronic skin disease estimated to affect more than...
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The DNA of Thanksgiving

November 21, 2013
You learned to like the foods you grew up with, but did you know that genetics also play a role in your food preferences? In addition to influencing your sensitivity...
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Genetics, Microbes and Celiac Disease

March 06, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been altered to reflect 23andMe’s new product offering. By Amick B. Like other autoimmune diseases, celiac disease has a strong genetic component, but new research...
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Quiz Answers: Heritability Demystified

May 16, 2012
Congratulations to Monica P., the winner of our heritability quiz! Read on for the answers and to learn more about what we can say about nature vs. nurture.
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SNPwatch: Researchers Investigate Shared Genetic Factors for Autoimmune Diseases

September 08, 2011
By Bethann Hromatka Autoimmune diseases are caused by an overactive immune system. In these diseases, white blood cells, which normally help your body fight infections, ramp up and attack your...
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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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Introducing a Do-It-Yourself Revolution in Disease Research

July 07, 2009
There’s a high likelihood that a disease of some sort affects you or one of your relatives – every family seems to have ripples in its gene pool that define...
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SNPwatch: Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease Share Some Genetic Risk Factors

December 12, 2008
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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