Genetic Disorder News

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11/1/2017
10/13/2017
FDA Panel Supports Gene Therapy for Kids With Rare Eye Disease

Treatment would be only the 2nd gene therapy OK'd in the United States

9/29/2017
Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk

When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study

9/22/2017
8/23/2017
Does Autism Risk Reside in Cells' Energy Engines?

Study suggests genetic variations in the DNA of mitochondria may up risk for developmental disorder

8/14/2017
Researchers ID Genes in Mice That Cause Aggressive Brain Cancer

Discovery of triggers that make glioblastoma resistant to chemo offers hope for future treatments, study authors say

8/2/2017
Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo

In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

7/31/2017
Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier

Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment, researcher says

7/13/2017
Genes May Explain Why Kids With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

6/1/2017
Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Disfiguring 'Fish Scale' Disease

People with the disorder have dry scales on their skin

4/12/2017
Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies

Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

3/28/2017
Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It

6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

3/23/2017
Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness

Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said

3/9/2017
Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

3/1/2017
Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?

But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

2/14/2017
Geneticists Get to the Roots of Hair Loss in Men

Researchers spot close to 300 genetic regions linked to baldness, which could provide targets for treatment

12/29/2016
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition

17 of 24 children with neurofibromatosis type 1 saw improvement, but more study needed

12/23/2016
'Uncombable' Hair? Maybe Genes Are to Blame

Condition is rare, tends to ease with age and causes no harm, researchers say

12/19/2016
Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity

Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests

12/15/2016
Many Early Colon Cancers Linked to Inherited Genes

One in 6 diagnosed under 50 has at least one gene mutation that ups risk, study says

11/23/2016
Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'

About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

11/10/2016
Daily Can of Soda Boosts Odds for Prediabetes, Study Finds

Diet sodas do not appear to pose the same danger, researcher says

11/1/2016
Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Blistering Skin Disease

Grafts of patients' genetically modified skin improved healing of wounds in early study

10/12/2016
Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo

Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

10/7/2016
Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

9/27/2016
1st Baby Born With DNA From 3 Parents

Technique designed to help couples who carry rare genetic mutations

9/21/2016
Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study

Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

8/25/2016
Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings

Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

8/3/2016
Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Early Death in Study

However, black soldiers with the gene variant face higher risk of muscle deterioration during exercise

8/2/2016
Tell-Tail Clues to Dog 'Wagging' Disorder

Limber tail, a painful disorder that mostly affects larger breeds, may have genetic roots

7/29/2016
The English Bulldog's Health Has Gone to the Dogs

Aggressive breeding to change appearance dampened the pooches' immune systems, study says

7/28/2016
Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes

Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

7/7/2016
Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Might Consider Gene Test

Detection of genetic flaw could help predict or prevent cancer in their relatives, study suggests

5/31/2016
New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns

'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

5/25/2016
Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays

DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

4/11/2016
Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?

Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

3/16/2016
Review Finds Mixed Success With Hemophilia Treatment

Researchers surprised by shortcomings in treatment of men with severe forms of the blood-clotting disorder

3/14/2016
Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought

Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

3/10/2016
Blacks More Likely to Have Kidney Failure Than Whites: Study

Researchers say high-risk gene variants that are more common in blacks don't explain the disparity

2/25/2016
Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say

Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

1/25/2016
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study

Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

1/25/2016
Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism Research

Chinese scientists say the primates exhibit behaviors of disorder, could offer insight on how to treat it

1/5/2016
Some Families Carry Shared Risk of Cancer, Twins Study Shows

Large review finds if one identical twin gets a cancer, the other is at increased risk for the disease as well

12/11/2015
Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

12/9/2015
First 'Test-Tube' Puppies Born, Researchers Report

Vets used in vitro fertilization in dogs with hope of reducing genetic diseases

12/7/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

12/4/2015
Researchers Say They Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer's Timing

Some sped up disease, others delayed it, study says

12/3/2015
Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

11/18/2015
More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the Disease

Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

11/18/2015
Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live Births

Italian scientists used 'chromosomally abnormal' embryos to produce 6 healthy babies