The Genetic Influence on Retinal Detachment

December 13, 2019
Researchers in the UK have found new genetic associations making some people more prone retinal detachment. A study that used data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe has identified six genes or gene regions associated with the common but serious condition that can lead to vision impairment or even blindness if not treated.
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Genetics of insomnia more similar to psychiatric conditions than to other sleep traits

February 25, 2019
We’ve always known that getting enough sleep is important and can have a significant impact on one’s health, but scientists have just begun to unravel the genetics behind why some...
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Scientists Identify Genes associated with Cannabis Use

August 27, 2018
In the largest genome-wide association study of its kind, researchers have identified 35 genes associated with cannabis use, and found overlapping genetic associations with risk-taking behavior and a risk for schizophrenia.
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Genetics found to influence resting heart rate

November 09, 2016
A team of researchers found more than 60 genetic variants associated with resting heart rate, a known predictor of overall mortality.Scientists from the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands...
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