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Latest Genome-wide association study Stories

2010-10-18 17:30:40

Genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to psoriasis are reported in five papers published online this week in Nature Genetics.

2010-10-06 16:06:01

In an unprecedented international project, researchers have found multiple genetic mutations that play a role in heart attack or coronary artery disease (CAD) risk.

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2010-09-30 06:15:00

Researchers from more than 200 institutions in the US and Europe have identified hundreds of genetic variants that in total account for roughly 10 percent of the inherited variation in human height.

2010-09-29 12:56:00

International collaboration maps height 'hotspots' in the genome BOSTON, Sept.

2010-09-20 18:49:19

A consortium of cancer researchers has identified four chromosome locations with genetic changes that are likely to alter a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer.

2010-08-26 14:02:01

A 13-member research team led by University of Oregon scientist Dr. Albert O. Edwards has found a gene likely responsible for Fuchs corneal dystrophy, an inheritable genetic disorder and leading cause of corneal transplant operations.

2010-08-09 13:44:22

Scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study.

2010-08-05 14:39:41

Scanning the genomes of more than 100,000 people from all over the world, scientists report the largest set of genes discovered underlying high cholesterol and high triglycerides — the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, the nation's number one killer.

2010-08-05 14:12:01

Together with their colleagues from the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München have found 95 gene loci in the human genome, each of which is associated with at least one of the four most important factors of lipoprotein metabolism: total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

2010-07-22 15:50:29

Global climate change and other fast-developing scientific fields can take a cue from a prolonged process that eventually led to a workable compromise regarding the release of new data by human genome researchers.


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