Quiz Answers: Heritability Demystified

May 16, 2012
Congratulations to Monica P., the winner of our heritability quiz! Read on for the answers and to learn more about what we can say about nature vs. nurture.
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Variants Linked to Lung Cancer Might Also Raise Risk for COPD

March 20, 2009
A new discovery could someday help identify smokers at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 12 million...
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How A Person Smokes Might Affect Lung Cancer Risk

February 13, 2009
For many common diseases, environment is far more important than genetics in determining whether a person will be affected. One of the best examples of this is lung cancer. Nearly...
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SNPwatch: One Variation, Many Cancers

January 20, 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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Variants in Genes for Carcinogen Transporters Linked to Lung Cancer

December 26, 2008
When the toxins in cigarette smoke are inhaled, lung cells don’t just sit there and take it. A complex network of proteins is activated with every puff. The proteins break...
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SNPwatch: Environment also genetic?

April 04, 2008
Despite the success of genome-wide association studies, many experts rightly point out the need to remember that most common diseases have a significant environmental component.For example, cigarette smoking increases one’s...
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