How to find the genetic mutation that can cause you to lose weight in the future

Scientists have discovered a new way to boost your chances of losing weight in your later years and a breakthrough in the field could pave the way for treatments for those with a genetic mutation known as genetic obesity.It is a rare mutation, affecting around 3 per cent of people.It affects muscle, heart and other […]


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A rare strain of human genes identified in a genealogical database

Genetic markers have helped pinpoint the identities of nearly a dozen people with ancestry from Britain and Ireland.In an analysis published Monday, the authors of the genealogy database, Ancestry.com, estimated that four of the people with “European” or Irish descent were related to each other through a genealogy website.The genetic markers were taken from a […]


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Scientists discover the genetic link between arthritis and inflammation

Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo have discovered a gene that appears to be responsible for causing arthritis and the inflammation that results.The study, published online April 16 in Science Translational Medicine, was conducted by a team led by Dr. Andrew Mendelian, professor of genomics at the University’s Department of […]


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How to pay for your genetic counseling with a $2,000 discount

Genetic counselor salaries are growing at an alarming rate.But with the rise of genetic counselors comes a price tag.A new study from Harvard Medical School found genetic counselors are paid about $2.1 million a year, or about $15,000 per person.For some, that’s not a big number.The average genetic counselor salaries can be as high as […]


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How to know if you have a blood type genetic abnormality

If you’ve had one of the following blood type variations in the past and you’re concerned, it’s time to get tested for it.Here are the steps to take.Blood type genetics Blood type variations can affect your ability to inherit genes that determine your health, including your blood type.You may be a B-type blood type, which […]


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Genome-wide mapping of gene expression reveals genes that determine human intelligence

Genome sequencing has revealed how genes interact with one another to control the development of human intelligence.The work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was led by scientists at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne. Geneticists at the universities combined a variety of methods to find the genes responsible […]


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