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Latest Genome-wide association study Stories

Behcet’s Disease Has Genetic Link To Ancient Silk Road Trade Route
2013-01-07 10:42:03

Researchers continuing the study of the human genome have mapped out four new regions that are associated with a painful and often dangerous condition (Behcet's disease) found in people with a lineage to ancestors along the Silk Road.

2012-12-03 17:10:26

Fifteen new genetic regions associated with coronary artery disease have been identified by a large, international consortium of scientists — including researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine — taking a significant step forward in understanding the root causes of this deadly disease.

2012-11-09 11:16:22

About 10.6% of the inherited genetic risk for developing coronary artery disease (CAD) can be explained by specific DNA variations.

Five Genes That Determine Facial Shapes Discovered
2012-09-14 10:01:50

Researchers have discovered five genes that determine human facial shapes, and understanding these genes could one day provide valuable data...

2012-08-14 11:57:24

Two papers that will appear in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, both receiving advance online release, may help identify gene variants that contribute to the risks of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or Tourette syndrome (TS).

2012-04-09 09:41:52

Using its unique online research platform, 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, has found five significant genetic associations for hypothyroidism in the largest known genome-wide association study of hypothyroidism conducted to date.

2012-03-29 11:29:58

Farmers in the highlands of southern Ethiopia scratch out a subsistence living from the region's volcanic red clay.

2012-03-26 12:18:53

Human geneticists have long debated whether the genetic risk of the most common medical conditions derive from many rare mutations, each conferring a high degree of risk in different people, or common differences throughout the genome that modestly influence risk.


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