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iceland cancer risk
2015-03-27 10:42:50

A landmark DNA study in Iceland has resulted in an unprecedented look at an entire country’s genetic makeup, discovering several previously unknown mutations that could cause a vast array of different health problems, but regulations prevent some of that data from being used.

2014-01-23 23:27:56

One neuroscientist is part of a research team in North Chicago that is working to unlock ways to suppress drug-seeking behaviors triggered by cocaine and other drugs, and the other runs a genetics

Amgen Buys DeCODE Genetics
2012-12-11 08:47:52

Amgen said on Monday it plans to purchase deCODE Genetics, a company based in Iceland and known for discoveries such as finding that the genetic nature of human disease was far more complex than thought.

2010-12-15 13:27:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from Iceland, the UK, US, Netherlands, Spain and Romania today report the discovery of a set of single-letter variations in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) that impact individual baseline levels of prostate specific antigen, or PSA. Testing for PSA levels is the most commonly used screening tool for the detection of prostate cancer.

2010-10-27 12:25:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics today publish in Nature the highest resolution recombination map of the human genome yet developed.

2010-10-11 05:13:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In two of the largest metastudies of their kind to date, scientists from the GIANT consortium, including deCODE as well as hundreds of academic institutions on three continents, today report the discovery of eighteen new regions of the human genome contributing to obesity and thirteen new regions influencing waist-hip ratio (WHR).

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