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Waiting on Baby

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 the more than 48 million couples worldwide who struggle to conceive. Published today the research is the largest ...

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Pregnancy and MTHFR

Ed Note: Apparently not all genes are created equally. There are a few, like MTHFR, that draw a lot of attention. While there is much interest regarding variants within the MTHFR gene and their associations with different conditions, much of the research done so far on those variants is inconclusive. Below is ...

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23andMe Reveals Genetics Behind Stretch Marks

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 to rub away the marks, also known as striae distensae. But scientists still don’t really understand why some individuals —men can also get the ...

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Health Watch: 78 New and Updated Health Reports in 2011

In 2011, 23andMe added or updated 78 health reports. Many of these reports fall into the “disease risk” category and cover complex conditions like Alzheimer's disease, coronary heart disease, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis), to name a few. We also added new “trait” reports, for instance on the genetics ...

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Before You Are Pregnant…

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 she and her husband awaited his test results; if he was also a carrier, this meant their daughter had a one in four chance of being born with the ...

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Opportunity To Study Pregnant Women In Large National Study Must Not Be Missed, Experts Say

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 her pregnancy will affect her, there is very little guidance. A woman's body goes through profound physiological changes during pregnancy that ...

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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Make It Harder For Expectant Moms To Quit Smoking

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 affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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23andMe Launches Pregnancy Community

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, while others encounter issues such as infertility, miscarriage, pre-term labor, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. ...

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