Genetics News

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11/15/2017
11/13/2017
11/8/2017
10/26/2017
10/24/2017
What You May Not Know About Ovarian Cancer

Most cases start in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries, study suggests

10/23/2017
10/20/2017
How Many Mutant Genes Drive Cancer?

Study finds there's no precise number of DNA changes needed to spur a tumor

10/19/2017
FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy

Yescarta fights a type of lymphoma; move is heralded as helping open 'new era' in medical care

10/18/2017
New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Scientists found 13 new culprits among 45,000 patients with the condition

10/13/2017
Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life

Certain behaviors, many associated with various genes, were linked to longevity in large study

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

10/12/2017
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color

Study looked at varying populations across Africa

10/5/2017
Like Your Skin, Your Hair? Thank Your Neanderthal Ancestors

Scientists say DNA from long-extinct species plays role in humans today

10/5/2017
Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys With 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease

In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years

10/5/2017
Rare Tumor May Point the Way to Diabetes Treatment

Insulinomas provide genetic maps for making insulin, researchers say

10/4/2017
How Breast Cancer Gene Mutations Raise Risk of Tumors

New insight into BRCA1 could help assess women's chances for the disease, researchers say

9/29/2017
A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer's?

Genetic test might one day diagnose the disease before symptoms occur, researchers say

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

9/28/2017
Genetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria Transmission

New methods could be used along with older control techniques, such as bed netting

9/28/2017
How Zika Virus Went From Mild to Devastating

Mouse study suggests one genetic mutation in 2013 unleashed its ability to attack developing fetal brains

9/26/2017
Genetic Testing May Help Make Blood Thinner Safer

Dosing adjustments for warfarin can be more precise, researchers say

9/26/2017
Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study

Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact

9/22/2017
9/6/2017
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth

They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated

9/6/2017
How a Bite of a Hot Dog Threatened -- and Saved -- a Boy's Life

It led to a medical crisis, and then discovery of hidden heart defect

9/6/2017
Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame

Findings might lead to better ways to motivate folks who don't like exercise

9/5/2017
Evolution Not Over for Humans

Study finds natural selection still happening, with gene variants linked to Alzheimer's, smoking fading

8/31/2017
Play It Smart: Stay in School for a Healthier Heart

College degree may reduce your risk of cardiac disease by one-third, study suggests

8/25/2017
Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

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

8/21/2017
Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System

Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

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

8/9/2017
Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds

Test will be most useful in China, other parts of Asia, and North Africa where disease is more common

8/8/2017
Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

8/4/2017
Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

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

7/19/2017
Study Traces All Dogs to Gray Wolves in Europe

It disputes previous research that domestication occurred twice, and included wolves from East Asia

7/13/2017
Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries

Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

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

More research could shed light on how these genetic pathways work

7/13/2017
FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

6/29/2017
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis

Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease

6/26/2017
Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases

But doctors can be taught to minimize patients' anxiety, study says

6/26/2017
Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells

DNA studies reveal alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of aging and overall health

6/22/2017
Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?

Study finds genes that boost risk for cardiovascular trouble also up chances of having children

6/21/2017
Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases

Most people with Lou Gehrig's disease have no known family history of it

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

6/21/2017
Genetic Mutations and Cancer

Estimating the absolute risk of breast and ovarian cancer among carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations

6/20/2017
When Is Risk Highest for Women With Breast Cancer Gene Mutations?

Study narrows down peak times, possibly aiding in preventive treatment decisions

6/19/2017
Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You

Mind-body interventions reverse DNA reactions that cause stress, study suggests

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

People with the disorder have dry scales on their skin