pregnancy

Researchers find genetic associations for morning sickness

March 20, 2018
Researchers have found genetic associations for morning sickness, offering important insight into what — in the most severe cases — is the second leading cause of hospitalization among women during...
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Fertility Study Launches

February 22, 2017
A new Fertility Research Community launched by the next-generation women’s health company Celmatix, and 23andMe, will use genetic and other data to uncover more on what impacts a woman’s ability to conceive.
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New genetic variants found to influence fertility

October 31, 2016
As part of a massive study that includes the contributions from scores of researchers across the globe, scientists have found a dozen genetic markers linked to fertility, offering hope to...
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Pregnancy and MTHFR

September 20, 2013
By Bethann Hromatka, Ph.D. The MTHFR gene codes for a protein that helps people metabolize B-vitamin folate (also called folic acid or vitamin B9). Relatively common variations in the DNA...
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Genetics found to influence likelihood of stretch marks

August 22, 2013
Stretch marks are enough to send some new moms into a post partum panic.That might be what fuels the estimated $5 billion to $10 billion spent on salves and oils...
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Before You Are Pregnant…

January 12, 2012
My sister learned she was a carrier for a recessive disease, Bloom syndrome, late in one of her pregnancies. I remember the panicked call and the weeks of worry as...
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Opportunity To Study Pregnant Women In Large National Study Must Not Be Missed, Experts Say

July 13, 2009
There’s no shortage of books out there to help a woman know what to expect when she’s expecting, but when it comes to knowing how medications she might need during...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Make It Harder For Expectant Moms To Quit Smoking

May 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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23andMe Launches Pregnancy Community

March 31, 2009
By 23andMe Co-founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki Every year, 130 million babies are born around the world. Yet little is known about why some women sail through their pregnancies,...
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