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Latest Genome-wide association study Stories

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.

2012-03-06 22:56:46

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues from 11 other institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom have used two genome-wide association studies (GWAS) - one from the U.S. and one from the U.K. - to detect a novel set of genes found to be associated with epithelial ovarian cancer patient survival.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.