What we know about obesity genes and their impact on health

Is obesity genetic?A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, reveals that obesity is genetically determined, meaning it’s an inherited trait that can be influenced by diet and exercise.The study, published online in the journal Nature, was led by UC Berkeley senior study author David Himmelstein, an associate professor of anthropology and a member […]


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DNA detective: Mendelian genetic detective’s work sheet helps scientists detect illnesses

Genetic detective, Mendelians work sheet,Genetic detective worksheet. A scientist’s work-sheet for detecting genetic diseases is a crucial tool for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders.A scientist needs to have the right information and the ability to understand the nature of the genetic mutation and the possible risk factors.A scientist needs this information to understand that […]


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Researchers identify genes involved in autoimmune disease

The genetic testing company Genome ID has announced it has identified a cluster of genes that may be responsible for autoimmune disease.The company says it hopes to begin clinical trials of its genetic testing program by the end of 2019.Genome IDs is a division of Sanofi Pasteur, a global pharmaceutical company.The news comes amid an […]


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How to correctly answer genetic fallacy questions about genes

Genetic fallacy is a common and sometimes misunderstood fallacy, often used to imply that genetic changes are not important.It can also be used to suggest that genetic traits are inherently more valuable than other traits, or that certain traits are more important than others.However, genetic fallacy is only a small part of a larger problem […]


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The Genetics of Fibromyalgia Genetic Traits

Genetic traits that are linked to fibromyalgic symptoms have been identified, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.The genetic traits associated with fibromyal disorders include genetic differences in the production of dopamine, which can affect pain sensitivity, anxiety and sleep.In a new study, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, looked at […]


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Why We Can’t Afford To Just Ignore The Genetic Diseases That Cause Diseases

We can’t afford to ignore the genetic diseases that cause diseases, writes Susan A. Hartman.When a genetic disorder is discovered in a person, it’s almost always the result of an interaction between two or more genes that are passed on from one parent to the next, with the genes acting like a “code” that helps […]


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‘Crossing Over’ genetic screening: How to cross over genes to help you protect against a deadly disease

By Dr. James Gartenberg, CBS News Genetic testing is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests available, and it can help identify individuals with potentially deadly genetic diseases.But what is genetic testing and what can you do to help identify those who may need a test?Genetic testing can help determine if a person has […]


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