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2009-02-09 07:29:33

The largest study ever completed of genetic factors associated with heart attacks has identified nine genetic regions – three not previously described – that appear to increase the risk for early-onset myocardial infarction.

2009-02-03 08:33:00

REYKJAVIK, February 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To mark American Heart Month, deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) today announced that during the month of February it will offer its deCODEme Cardio Scan(TM), the unique new tool that enables individuals to better understand their inherited risk of heart attack, stroke and atrial fibrillation, intracranial and abdominal aortic aneurysm, and venous thromboembolism, for the special promotional price of $100. On Thursday, February 5th, just ahead...

2009-02-02 08:41:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, February 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) today report the discovery of the first variation in the sequence of the human genome ever shown to confer increased risk of essential tremor.

2009-01-28 08:54:41

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with certain genetic variations can have a different response to anti-cancer treatment than other patients, according to a study in the January 28 issue of JAMA.

2009-01-27 05:00:00

Affordable Access to DNA Testing Reveals Family History, Genetic Cousins, Ancestral Occupations, Geographic Origins and More PROVO, Utah, Jan.

2008-12-23 10:20:00

Laws banning marriage between first cousins are based on outdated assumptions about a high degree of genetic risk, New Zealand and US researchers said.

2008-12-15 08:12:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, December 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Findings Point to Potential Therapeutic Pathways and Provide Widening Basis for the Development of a Risk Assessment Test Scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) and colleagues from Australia and Denmark today report the discovery of common single-letter variations (SNPs) in the human genome linked to low bone mineral density (BMD), the clinical measurement used to diagnose osteoporosis.

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2008-11-27 11:15:00

Scientists encourage 'continuous and effective management' and further study of these 'spectacular and emblematic' reptiles.

2008-11-24 15:21:34

Hybrid plants are growing bigger and more vigorously than their parents because they're more active during the day, U.S.

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2008-10-30 13:04:29

Although research has linked inbreeding with elevated rates of deformity in a wide variety of animals, a new study finds it plays no part in the high incidence of malformation among salamanders.


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House Mouse, Mus musculus
2012-05-01 11:42:07

Even in the wild, this rodent is associated with humans by destroying crops and stored food. The house mouse is also known as the fancy mouse, a common pet. It is also a widely used laboratory animal, important for testing in genetics, biology, and medicine. There are three recognized subspecies of the house mouse. These mice thrive in a number of locations including fields, houses, and commercial structures. An adult male house mouse can have a body length of up to 3.9 in, and tail length...

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Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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