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New rare genetic variant found to influence bone density and risk of fractures

A large new study spearheaded by researchers at Montreal’s McGill University found a rare genetic variant with a large impact on bone mineral density and the propensity for some people to fracture bones more easily than others. This study — a meta-analysis that pooled data from 27 different cohorts ...

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23andMe Discovers 24th Chromosome, Changes Name to 24andMe

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- April 1, 2011 -- Something just wasn't right. For months, the scientists at the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company puzzled over anomalies in the customer data they were analyzing as part of their ongoing research efforts. None of the usual statistical or methodological ...

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