Search results for "Genetics"

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Good news from SCOTUS on gene patents, but questions remain

So how might the cDNA be patented, if anyone who has access to the original genetic sequence might form the cDNA by routine lab methods? ... What goes unaddressed by the justices is the patentability of cDNA based on common genetic variants in cancer.
November 2019

Asthma genetics paving the way for new approaches to care

It's a disease in which genetic and environmental factors combine in ways that are still poorly understood. ... Recent genome-wide association studies have identified a number of novel genetic markers contributing to asthma susceptibility.
October 2009

Is gluten-free just a fad?

In some cases, genetic modifications have increased the gluten content of wheat and other grains. ... It may be that genetic modifications are also introducing new nutrients into the diet, and some reactions to gluten may be primed by the company it is
November 2019

QD: News Every Day--Genes have causal links between BMI, heart disease

Researchers studied genetic variants to establish a causal link to the long observed association between body mass and ischemic heart disease. ... Three common genetic variants combined, FTO(rs9939609), MC4R(rs17782313), and TMEM18(rs6548238), increased
November 2019

Genes, environment hold the keys to healthy aging

A combination of genetics and healthy lifestyle can enable people to live well into (and past) their 90s. ... We think some of it is genetics, and we think some of it is health-related behaviors.
May 2017

'How can I raise my HDL?'

3) A recent study looked at people with genetic variations in cholesterol levels--one group with low LDL levels, and another with high HDL levels. ... In the words of Sekar Kathiresan, Director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital,
November 2019

Oatmeal and coffee

Type II diabetes is a complicated disorder affected by both genetics and behavior whose treatment can in part be treated with proper dietary advice.
November 2019

QD: News Every Day--Marfan syndrome eludes primary care diagnoses

Simplified diagnostic criteria appeared in the The Journal of Medical Genetics in 2010. ... Score Calculator, a Z-score calculator used to determine the size of the aorta compared to body surface area, and key points about the role of genetic testing and
November 2019

Unraveling autism's many causes, spread across the genome

Despite the 90% heritability of autism, suggesting a very strong genetic component to its etiology, zeroing in on the genetic underpinnings of this disorder has been very challenging. ... The rarity of any one CNV in panels of patients with autism
April 2009

DTC screening tests a source of concern

One concern, as this array of tests expands, is accuracy. An analysis published online March 22 in Genetics in Medicine found that 40% of the genetic variants identified as part of ... Bledsoe, who is asked most frequently about genetic testing for
June 2018

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