Genetics News

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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

5/31/2017
Mummy DNA Gives Clues to Egypt's Long History

Foreign conquest didn't have big impact on genetics of ancient or modern Egyptians, study finds

5/26/2017
Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

But research is still in early stages

5/24/2017
FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

5/15/2017
Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study

But heart experts note that screening sooner can help some patients make lifestyle changes early in the game

5/8/2017
Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair

Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

5/3/2017
Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline

If beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

5/3/2017
Is This Enzyme Making You Fat?

When researchers inhibited the substance in mice, they gained 40 percent less weight than 'control' mice

4/28/2017
Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids

Batten disease is a neurologic disorder that typically affects young children

4/27/2017
No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'

Physical activity appears to lower effects of key DNA linked to weight gain, study finds

4/26/2017
Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return

Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

4/26/2017
Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD

Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends

4/25/2017
Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA

British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

4/24/2017
Genetics and Diet

Find out how your brain genes may affect your food choices and eating habits.

4/24/2017
Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

4/21/2017
You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

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

4/12/2017
Scientists Extend Lives of Mice With ALS

But research still in early stages

4/6/2017
FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

They screen for gene variants linked to 10 diseases and conditions

4/6/2017
For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll

Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

4/3/2017
Gene Changes May Put Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk

1 in 4 kids who lived through cancer developed another cancer by age 45, study finds

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