Latest Public health genomics Stories

2010-02-21 08:26:08

Working with worms may not be your average person’s idea of a good time, but for University of Toronto researcher Dr. Andrew Fraser, they are fascinating.

2010-02-19 13:57:32

Viruses have played a role in shaping human genetic variability, according to a study published February 19 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.

2009-08-26 08:30:00


2009-08-06 13:41:02

New research reveals that a simple laboratory assay detects a genetic variation in host response to bacterial infection that is associated with an increased susceptibility for inflammatory disease.

2009-07-15 10:40:00

More than three-quarters of parents would be willing to permit the use of their children’s newborn screening samples for research purposes if their permission were obtained beforehand, a University of Michigan survey shows.

2009-06-16 15:03:25

A Canadian study finds people with a family history of genetic disease are at risk of discrimination from insurance companies and even relatives and friends. Yvonne Bombard and Michael Hayden of the University of British Columbia said the scale of genetic discrimination is largely unknown and their study is the first to focus on the issue in a genetically tested and untested population. The authors surveyed 233 individuals in Canada who were at risk of developing Huntington's disease.

2009-06-08 08:00:00

Brand Includes New Weight Management Genetic Test that Provides Evidence-Based Guidance on Best Diet and Exercise Choices for Individuals WALTHAM, Mass., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc.

2009-02-19 08:35:01

Five short reports published simultaneously by the journal Nature Genetics have for the first time identified clusters of genetic markers associated with heart attack and coronary heart disease.

2009-01-09 01:18:46

A genome-wide association study of Kawasaki disease found the genetic variations that can predispose children to the disease, a British researcher said. Michael Levin of the Imperial College London and colleagues said the disease, whose cause is currently unknown, is a rare and severe childhood disorder that occurs mainly in young children. It is the most common cause of childhood acquired heart disease in developed countries, Levin said.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).