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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Indian lawmakers call for ban on genetically modified organisms

Indian lawmakers have called for a ban on GMOs and other technologies to combat the spread of diseases, saying India has failed to control the spread.India has recorded the second-highest number of cases of colorectal cancer in the world this year, with more than 1,300 cases reported in the first seven months of this year.The […]


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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 in the blue-eyed, blue-haired genetic disorder?

Genetics and the natural world are full of interesting facts that are worth studying, but there’s one that’s more intriguing than most.The Blue-Eyed Genetic Disorder Genetic predisposition (BGD) is the genetic condition which causes a person’s eyes to be blue in colour.While this genetic condition is very rare, it is very common.It’s believed to affect […]


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How to Identify Genetics That Are In Your Inherited Phenotypes

Genetic disorders are an inherited genetic condition.They occur in a small number of individuals and have no known cure.Genetic diseases have no cure.They can affect your body in many ways, but some of the most common include: allergies, hereditary diseases, allergies that don’t respond to medication, and inherited conditions.Are allergies genetic?The term allergy is used […]


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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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