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 avoid a genetic test: The science of genetic modification

Genetic modification, also called gene therapy, is the use of genetic engineering to modify the DNA of an organism, such as a human, to produce a new or different protein or gene.The technology has been used for hundreds of years to treat cancer and a variety of other diseases.In the past decade, researchers have been […]


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When your blood type turns red: The blood type you inherit

Genes influence the color of your skin, hair, nails and hair products, among other things.You can see how your blood group might impact these attributes on the chart below.For example, red hair, which is a blood group A, is often associated with high levels of melanin, which has a higher absorbency than other pigments.In addition, […]


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How to prevent the spread of a gene from an ancestor to your children

By DAN GOREMAN Associated PressDALLAS (AP) A gene that is passed on to your offspring is transmitted to the next generation by DNA, and scientists are racing to understand how it happens.Researchers are exploring the possibility that an inherited gene that makes it easier for a mother to carry out the body’s natural response to […]


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