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SNPwatch: Large Study Identifies Two More Genetic Variants Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

May 11, 2010
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in people 65 years and older, is of the utmost importance as the population of the United States (and many other...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Flaw that Causes Rare Metabolic Condition May Also Increase Risk of Severe Liver Disease in Cystic Fibrosis

September 17, 2009
New research suggests the primary genetic mutation that causes alpha-1 antritrypsin deficiency, a condition that results in liver damage and a wide variety of other problems, also affects risk for...
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More Evidence that Genetics Can Reduce the Efficacy of Anti-Clotting Medication Clopidogrel

August 26, 2009
A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association adds to the mounting evidence that genetic variations impact the efficacy of clopidogrel (Plavix ®), a drug used to...
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More than 100 Genetic Variations Associated with Leukemia Treatment Response

January 28, 2009
Treatment advances have dramatically increased the cure rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common diagnosed cancer in children, from less than 10% in the 1960’s to more than...
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JAMA Publishes User’s Guides to Help Physicians Understand Genetic Association Studies

January 21, 2009
It’s a situation that would leave many physicians at a loss. A 55-year-old man with a family history of dementia asks his doctor about genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease. Is...
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SNPwatch: Combination of Genetics and High Blood Sugar May Mean Extra Heart Disease Risk for Diabetics

November 25, 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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SNPwatch: Genetic Link Between Obesity and Colorectal Cancer

September 30, 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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JAMA Publishes Genetics Theme Issue

March 19, 2008
The latest indication that the medical establishment takes personalized medicine seriously — this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association is a special theme issue dedicated to genetics and genomics....
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