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Asthma in African American Children

May 26, 2016
Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH Asthma can start with simple tightness in the chest, but end in an epic battle to breathe.So whether you are black or white, Asian or...
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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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What European DNA Can Say About Ancestry, Disease Risk, and Cultural Traits

October 21, 2011
All the drama in the European Union right now has reignited talk about the cultural divide between people on the continent. Although all humans are over 99 percent identical genetically, even in the tight geographic confines of Europe there is enough genetic variation that 23andMe researchers can use it to determine from where in Europe a person came -- and whether they are more or less likely to be an extravert.
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SNPWatch: Genetic Variants Associated with Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians and Europeans

October 18, 2011
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by very high levels of sugar in the blood and is the most common form of diabetes. Although eating rich food and leading a sedentary...
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SNPwatch: More Progress in the Search for Genetic Variants Linked to Childhood Asthma

January 25, 2010
Researchers have identified another region of the genome associated with childhood asthma, a condition that affects more than seven million American kids. Analysis of DNA from about 1,700 children with...
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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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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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SNPwatch: Researchers Find Genetic Variants That May Influence the Risk For Obesity

July 06, 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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