Twin Study Points to Importance of Non-genetic Factors in Multiple Sclerosis

April 28, 2010
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, causing unpredictable and varying symptoms that differ from person to person. About 1 in 700 people in...
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Researchers Look To The Future Of Obesity Genetics

June 18, 2009
It’s no secret that obesity rates are rising — quickly.   Between 2000 and 2005 the prevalence of obesity rose by 24%.   Extreme cases increased by more than 50%....
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Mom’s Experience Can Affect Your Genes

November 03, 2008
We all know that what a mother eats, drinks, smokes and does during pregnancy can affect her child’s prenatal development. But can it actually affect the baby’s DNA? Animal studies...
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