New Insights into the Genetics of Depression

February 04, 2019
In the largest genetic study of its kind, scientists have identified more than 200 genes associated with depression that could give new insights to researchers looking for treatments to what...
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Genetic Study of Nicotine and Alcohol Use Offers Insight into Addiction

January 16, 2019
A new genetic study looking at smoking and drinking has confirmed much of what we already know about their impact on your health, but the study also found genetic associations...
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Barfly Genetics

January 24, 2013
You probably know that smoking and excessive drinking are bad for you. But did you know that your genetics also factor into how much those vices can impact your health?...
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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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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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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: Two Vices, One SNP – Drinking and Smoking Behavior Both Linked to Nicotine Receptor Genes

December 09, 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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Genes and Environment Work Together to Increase Risk of Childhood Asthma

October 15, 2008
Researchers are beginning to realize that asthma that strikes early in life may be a distinct disease, identifying genetic variants associated with childhood asthma.
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SNPwatch: Focusing on a Gene Variant that Might Help Counter Cigarette Cravings

August 20, 2008
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States – every year it kills nearly 440,000 Americans. While about 70 percent of the 45 million Americans...
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