Crohn’s disease

More On Inflammatory Bowel Disease

August 25, 2014
Since announcing our new study on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, we’ve received questions not just about the study, but about the disease itself.Eligible Individuals 1. You have been diagnosed with Crohn’s...
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Science Advisor, Larry Smarr

August 20, 2014
Last week, 23andMe launched a new research initiative to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Along with collaborating with Pfizer on the study, 23andMe has also enlisted the help of five scientific...
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What Patients Say Works for Crohn’s Disease

November 28, 2013
For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alex Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether For Crohn’s Disease, medical interventions seem to be surprisingly effective. This is in...
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SNPwatch: Novel Genetic Factors for Crohn’s Disease Identified for Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry

May 24, 2012
As a group, Ashkenazi Jews have distinct genetic characteristics that carry important implications for health. In addition to having higher rates of certain rare genetic disorders, people with Ashkenazi ancestry are also at increased risk for some complex conditions like Crohn's disease. A recent study highlights genetic factors associated with Crohn's disease in Ashkenazi Jewish populations.
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The “Uniqueness” of Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry is Important for Health

May 22, 2012
Ashkenazi Jews are one group that fall under the umbrella of “European”, but it’s clear from numerous studies that they’re genetically unique and distinct from the European population at large.
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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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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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Researchers Look For Common Themes In Bipolar Disorder Genetics

June 23, 2009
Genomewide association studies have had some success in finding DNA variants associated with increased risk for bipolar disorder.   But researchers from the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics...
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Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Human IRGM Gene

March 06, 2009
Throughout the course of human evolution, there have been plenty of firsts. Small changes in our genetic code have laid the groundwork for our bipedal gait, our large brains, and...
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