immune response

New Genetic Associations for Rosacea Found

July 05, 2018
A new study found that seven gene regions associated with the chronic skin condition, rosacea, also play a role in skin pigmentation, immune response, and inflammation. The findings give new insight into the underlying biology of the disease and may hold clues for identifying drug targets used to treat it, according to the researchers at GlaxoSmithKline who collaborated with 23andMe to conduct the study.
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New research identifies more than a hundred immune-related genes associated with asthma and allergies

October 30, 2017
Researchers have identified new genomic regions associated with asthma, hay fever and eczema providing a deeper understanding about why these allergic diseases often occur together in people.
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Why Do Mosquitoes Pester Some People More Than Others? It’s in the Genes

June 08, 2017
A first of its kind study found genetic associations between not just how much more attractive some of us are to mosquitoes, but the severity of the reaction to their bites.
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New genetic variants found to influence psoriasis risk

May 28, 2017
In the largest genetic study of psoriasis to date, researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have identified new variants associated with the chronic skin disease, bringing the...
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New Research on the Shared Genetics of Autoimmune Disease and Allergies

February 19, 2017
In what researchers believe is the largest genome-wide association study ever done on the shared genetics of allergy and autoimmune diseases, scientists have identified genetic variants that influence risk for...
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The Neanderthal Within

January 24, 2017
In the article Neanderthals Were People Too, Jon Mooallem describes an electric moment where he felt a visceral connection to our long lost human cousins. Watching a group of archeologist...
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Dirt Don’t Hurt

August 11, 2016
A little farmyard dust might the difference in bolstering against asthma and allergies, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Although the study was very...
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New Genetic Associations Found for Common Skin Cancer

July 18, 2016
Using data from 23andMe, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found new genetic variants associated with one of the most common forms of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma....
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The Neanderthal Advantage

January 13, 2016
We might not give Neanderthals much respect, but modern humans probably owe our survival, at least in part, to our now-extinct short and burly ancient cousins. A new study by...
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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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