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Industrial melanism linked to same gene in 3 moth species
The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible response to environmental change. (2019-10-17)
Modern Melanesians harbor beneficial DNA from archaic hominins
Modern Melanesians harbor beneficial genetic variants that they inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, according to a new study. (2019-10-17)
Conclusions from a behavioral aging study on male and female F2 hybrid mice on age-related behavior
Due to strain-specific behavioral idiosyncrasies, inbred mouse strains are suboptimal research models for behavioral aging studies. (2019-10-11)
Fruit flies help in the development of personalized medicine
It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain diseases. (2019-10-09)
Reef fish caring for their young are taken advantage of by other fish
Among birds, the practice of laying eggs in other birds' nests is surprisingly common. (2019-10-09)
Crohn's disease study identifies genetic variant with potential to personalize treatment
A genetic variant carried by 40% of the population explains why some patients develop antibodies against the anti-TNF drugs, infliximab and adalimumab and lose response. (2019-10-07)
New test assists physicians with quicker treatment decisions for sepsis
A new test to determine whether antibiotics will be effective against certain bacterial infections is helping physicians make faster and better prescription treatment choices. (2019-10-03)
Collaboration may improve access to HIV testing, primary care
Getting better access to testing and proper primary care for individuals vulnerable to HIV could be as simple as a telephone call or email among health providers. (2019-10-01)
Genetic markers linked to the start of symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro), Hospital ClĂ­nic and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) have identified a group of genetic variants related to the starting point of Parkinson's disease. (2019-09-27)
A comprehensive atlas of genetic regulation of lipid metabolism published
An international research team has identified several novel genetic variants associated with plasma levels of lipid species and cardiovascular disease risk in humans. (2019-09-26)
Some high-cholesterol genes differ between countries
Some of the genes that predict the risk of high cholesterol don't apply to people from Uganda the same as they do in European populations, finds a new UCL-led study published in Nature Communications. (2019-09-24)
Chromosomal changes implicated in disease linked to social and economic disadvantage
Chromosomal changes implicated in disease are linked to social and economic disadvantage, finds a study of 473 families, published online in the Journal of Medical Genetics. (2019-09-23)
Breast cancer screening found effective in men at high risk for the disease
Men at high risk of developing breast cancer may benefit from mammography, or breast X-ray, screening for the disease, a new study shows. (2019-09-17)
Obesity linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with genetics and lifestyle also raising risk
Obesity is linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), with high genetic risk and unfavorable lifestyle also increasing risk but to a much lesser extent. (2019-09-15)
A promising treatment for an incurable, deadly kidney disease
A potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease -- a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and can eventually lead to organ failure -- has shown promising results in animal testing. (2019-09-12)
Advanced breeding paves the way for disease-resistant beans
ETH researchers are involved in the development and implementation of a method to efficiently breed for disease-resistant beans in different regions of the world. (2019-09-11)
'Game-changing' research could solve evolution mysteries
An evolution revolution has begun after scientists extracted genetic information from a 1.7-million-year-old rhino tooth -- the largest and oldest genetic data to ever be recorded. (2019-09-11)
Major gaps exist in patient understanding of genomic test results, Lung-MAP study shows
A majority of cancer patients don't understand key aspects of the genomic test results they receive as participants in biomarker-driven clinical trials, according to a first-of-its-kind pilot study conducted under the Lung Cancer Master Protocol (Lung-MAP). (2019-09-09)
Study supports germline testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients
Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. (2019-09-09)
ASHG asserts core genetic data privacy principles for all research and funding arenas
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today affirmed the crucial role of genetic and genomic data sharing to advance medicine and health research, and asserted core principles about privacy protections that should apply to all human genetics and genomics research regardless of funding source. (2019-09-05)
How natural genetic differences can affect heart health
New study identifies genetic variants that may alter platelet function in cardiovascular disease (2019-09-04)
Genetic factors influencing adult obesity take effect in early childhood
Body mass index (BMI) in infants, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to a major new study. (2019-09-04)
Scotland's genetic landscape echoes Dark Age populations
The DNA of Scottish people still contains signs of the country's ancient kingdoms, with many apparently living in the same areas as their ancestors did more than a millennium ago, a study shows. (2019-09-02)
Testing and family screening lacking among young victims of sudden cardiac arrest
Less than 4% of relatives of young cardiac arrest victims receive information on family screening that could prevent further deaths, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-01)
No genome signature predicts same-sex sexual behavior, GWAS study finds
According to a genome-wide association study involving more than 470,000 people, a person's genetic variants do not meaningfully predict whether they will engage in same-sex sexual behavior. (2019-08-29)
Maleness-on-the-Y: A novel male sex determiner in major fruit fly pests
Becoming a male Mediterranean fruit fly relies on the newly identified Y-chromosome linked gene -- Maleness-on-the-Y (MoY) -- which encodes the small protein required to signal male sex determination during development, a new study shows. (2019-08-29)
Cracking the code of a brain cancer that keeps coming back
Researchers used a powerful new computer-assisted technology called single-cell transcriptomics that measures thousands of individual cells simultaneously to map cell types and molecular cascades that drive the growth of SHH-medulloblastoma. (2019-08-29)
Better seizure control with ketogenic diet in infants with genetic epilepsy
Research shows that starting infants as young as 3 weeks old on the ketogenic diet is effective in treating epilepsy. (2019-08-27)
Excess body fat increases the risk of depression
Carrying ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. (2019-08-27)
New technique isolates placental cells for non-invasive genetic testing
A new technique for isolating cells carrying the full fetal genome from cervical swabs could enable doctors to diagnose genetic disorders without using needles to harvest cells from the placenta. (2019-08-26)
Scientists have found longevity biomarkers
An international group of scientists studied the effects of 17 different lifespan-extending interventions on gene activity in mice and discovered genetic biomarkers of longevity. (2019-08-23)
How our genes and environment influence BMI and height
Environmental conditions influence our body mass index (BMI) by increasing or decreasing the effect of inherited genetic variations, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. (2019-08-22)
USPSTF recommendation on screening, genetic counseling and testing for BRCA-related cancer
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is broadening its recommendation on screening for potentially harmful mutations of the breast cancer susceptibility BRCA1/2 genes, which are associated with increased risk of certain cancers. (2019-08-20)
BRCA1/2 genetic testing recommendations still leave issues unresolved
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force offers new guidelines on BRCA1/2 genetic testing. (2019-08-20)
Study identifies possible genetic link between children's language and mental health
University of York-led study has examined genetic variants in six genes that are thought to contribute to language development in children. (2019-08-19)
Numbers count in the genetics of moles and melanomas
University of Queensland scientists have identified a way to help dermatologists determine a patient's risk of developing melanoma. (2019-08-15)
Gene variant in maize ancestor could increase yields in today's densely planted fields
From within the genetic diversity of wild teosinte -- the evolutionary ancestor of modern maize -- valuable traits lay hidden. (2019-08-15)
Study identifies mutations linked to familial pancreatic cancer
Study finds genetic mutations associated with hereditary forms of pancreatic cancer and mechanism by which these mutations may contribute to the development of tumors. (2019-08-15)
Inherited pancreatic cancer risk mutation identified
The discovery of the previously unknown mutation, reported in Nature Genetics by investigators from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, could lead to routine testing of individuals with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer to determine if they carry the mutation, occurring in the gene known as RABL3. (2019-08-12)
Having a parent, sibling, or child with blood cancer increases one's own risk
New data suggest that people who have a parent, sibling, or child with blood cancer have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease. (2019-08-08)
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