New England Journal of Medicine

Confusion Over Utility of Common Genetic Variations in Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

March 19, 2010
A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) this week, entitled “Performance of Common Genetic Variants in Breast-Cancer Risk Models,” has led several media outlets to declare...
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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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328 Genomewide Association Studies and Counting … What Now?

April 16, 2009
In 2005 two well-known human geneticists, Francis Collins and Thomas Gelehrter, made a bet: Collins wagered that by the 2008 American Society for Human Genetics meeting, genomewide association studies would...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Increase Risk Of Stroke

April 15, 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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New Study Shows That Genetic Information Can Improve Administration Of Commonly Used Blood Thinner

February 19, 2009
Each time a doctor writes a prescription for warfarin (Coumadin ®), a blood thinner given to about two million people each year in the United States, it’s a guessing game....
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants May Reduce Ability of Anti-Clotting Drug Clopidogrel to Prevent a Second Heart Attack

December 23, 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: Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease Share Some Genetic Risk Factors

December 12, 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: Gene Variant Linked to Obesity Affects Food Choices in Children

December 11, 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 Variant Linked to Common Form of Language Impairment

November 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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SNPwatch: Bone Marrow Donor’s DNA May Affect Recipient’s Risk of Fungal Infection

October 22, 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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