Latest Public health genomics Stories

2011-02-17 21:53:01

A new commentary by four internationally prominent genetic medicine and bioethics experts cautions against the dangers of inflated expectations for genomics research and offers ways to avoid it while still realizing “the true – and considerable – promise of the genomic revolution.”

2011-02-10 00:12:14

A new strategic plan from an arm of the National Institutes of Health envisions scientists being able to identify genetic bases of most single-gene disorders and gaining new insights into multi-gene disorders in the next decade.

2011-01-31 09:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA Direct, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc.

2011-01-29 00:02:16

As scientists continue to crack codes of genetic diseases, http://www.KnowYourGenes.org provides a resource for adults and parents-to-be to help understand what those advances mean.

2011-01-04 03:57:23

As much as 90 percent of variation in adult height may be caused by genetic inheritance, but a multitude of genes are involved.

2010-12-06 13:17:00

ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since sequencing the human genome, genetic researchers have searched intensively but unearthed little evidence to suggest that inherited genes cause common diseases.

2010-09-29 12:56:00

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

2010-06-29 07:00:00

Online Knowledge Share Platform to Provide Valuable Information to Rare Disease Community DANA POINT, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every parent needs a supportive, collaborative network full of information where medical professionals, researchers, patients, parents, advocates and the general public share knowledge about the rare childhood diseases that affect 22.5 million American families.

2010-06-09 13:12:40

New study shows at-risk adults are more likely to give too much importance to genetic causes of disease.

2010-03-22 12:52:00

Both Autoimmune Diseases May Respond to a Two-Way Genetic Switch PHILADELPHIA, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric researchers analyzing DNA variations in type 1 diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease have found a complex interplay of genes.

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