How does arthritis affect people with arthritis?

A new study has found that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop rheumatic fever and chronic fatigue syndrome than the general population.The study, which involved more than 8,000 people, found that rheumatism and other symptoms associated with the disease were linked to genetic factors.In people with the disorder, a genetic factor is […]


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DNA sequencer says greenwood is the perfect match for gene for autism

Recode is reporting that the Greenwood Institute of Medical Sciences in Oregon has found a gene that encodes a protein that helps control the development of autism spectrum disorders.The institute announced the discovery on Monday, describing it as a “significant discovery.”The new gene is located in the protein known as GADD5, and was found to […]


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How to avoid genetic variation in your health? Experts recommend using genealogy to guide your healthcare decisions

Genetic variations have become a hot topic of debate in healthcare, where insurers and doctors alike are scrambling to find ways to control their costs.But what is genetic variation?And are there genetic differences that can be inherited and cause health problems?This article explains the basics of genetic variation and its impact on health.


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What you need to know about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

By: Matt McClainThe bill would protect individuals’ right to privacy, but not when it comes to DNA testing, a federal judge ruled Monday.Mueller’s ruling comes after a coalition of genetic testing companies sued the Justice Department over the measure in federal court in Washington, D.C. “We disagree with Judge Mueller’s opinion, but will consider it […]


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Scientists identify genetic factors behind autism spectrum disorder

The discovery that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have unusually high rates of certain genetic variants, and the discovery that these variants are linked to autism spectrum conditions, could lead to new ways to identify children with autism.The new study published in the journal Nature Communications finds that individuals with ASDs have about three […]


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How to Read Genetically-engineered Epilepsy Genetic Testing Kits

What you need to know about the new Epidiolex drug and the genetic testing kit.The company’s Epidiosceptors were designed to help with seizures in the same way that EpiPens were designed for stroke patients.The kits, which cost $10,000 each, can test for all the major variants of epilepsy, including those associated with genetic disorders like […]


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What’s new in the genetics of obesity?

Genetics has long been a keystone in the study of human obesity.Its influence has been seen in both clinical and public health.As such, the field is well-suited for the study and management of obesity and its complications, said Dr. Jeffrey V. Schwartz, associate professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School.But new research is now beginning […]


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The genetics of life: A guide to DNA sequence tables

TechRadars Genetic Code Table provides information about each of the thousands of sequence numbers within the genome, which can provide information on the relative abundance of genetic material in different parts of the genome.This article is a guest post by Chris Wood, PhD, and Dr Paul Haddad, PhD. The first time I encountered this infographic […]


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Gene-editing startup Biogen says it will begin providing medical products to the world by 2026

Biogen will begin delivering medical products through the Biogen Genomics Alliance in the coming years, its president said.The alliance, which was founded in 2018 by Biogen and Illumina, will provide Genomics-based medical products for the health care industry, including gene therapy, cancer diagnosis, and diagnostics, said the company’s president and CEO, Paul J. Bock, in […]


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