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2014-04-08 10:48:49

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 7. The results support a long-standing hypothesis that dopamine, the neurotransmitter connected with the euphoric effects of amphetamine, is related to...

2014-03-28 09:30:17

Researchers have pinpointed a new mechanism of how natural variation in our DNA alters an individual's risk for developing heart disease by interfering with the ability of a developmental gene to interact with a specialized type of RNA. This work expands on previous work identifying the "hidden" causes of complex disease risk, with the goal of unlocking new pathways and potential drug targets for cardiovascular disease. This latest study led by Thomas Quertermous, MD at Stanford University...

2014-01-25 23:00:17

Genome ID Group, LLC, d/b/a, The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis TM (CAFDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra L. Close (Kirkwood) PhD. as Chief Science and Technology Advisor. This important appointment adds significant expertise in the application of whole genome array technology and bioinformatics applications using advanced single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) technologies, taking the field of forensic DNA analysis to the next level. Greenville, North Carolina...

More Than 40 New Genetic Links To Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovered
2013-12-26 08:06:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has uncovered more than 40 new genes, pathways and cell types linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to research published Wednesday in the online edition of the journal Nature. The study, which according to BBC News science correspondent Pallab Ghosh, is the largest genetic study ever completed, involving nearly 30,000 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and more than...

Stress Gene Linked Heart Attacks
2013-12-19 12:03:34

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Duke reveals that the genetic trait responsible for predisposing some people to strong stress reactions may also cause the risk of heart attack or death to rise by 38 percent. This discovery provides a new biological explanation for why some people are inclined towards cardiovascular disease. Since in these cases the disease is linked to stress, the findings suggest that behavior modification and drug therapies...

2013-11-11 10:59:10

The latest study was published online in Nature Genetics Coding variants in immune disease-related genes play only a small part in the overall genetic risk for psoriasis, according to a new study led by Anhui Medical University and BGI. This conclusion is strongly supported by their investigation on the contribution of functional coding variants to psoriasis in 21,309 Chinese individuals. In such a large-scale investigation, researchers only discovered two independent low-frequency...

2013-10-25 08:25:13

NEW YORK, October 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "SNP Genotyping and Analysis Market (GeneChips, Taqman Allelic Discrimination, Pyrosequencing, AB SNPlex, Sequenom MassARRAY MALDI-TOF): Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global SNP genotyping and analysis market was valued at USD 2,385.2 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.8% from 2013 to...

Cucumber Genome Resequenced Revealing An Evolutionary Enigma
2013-10-21 04:42:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Large-scale, deep re-sequencing of 115 cucumbers worldwide has led to the creation of a genomic variation map for the vegetable that includes 3.6 million variants, an international team of scientists report in a new study. The authors, who hail from the Genome Centre of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) and other institutions, have published their work in the online edition...

Genetic Variation Fuels Testicular Cancer
2013-10-11 04:33:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a genomic analysis, a team of international researchers has identified a specific mutation responsible for a dramatic increase in the risk for testicular cancer. The mutation is a single-base change to the genetic code that affects the activity of the p53 protein that is responsible for regulating the activity of a large number of genes, including those responsible for protection from UV rays – according to the team’s report...

2013-10-02 14:08:11

Findings likely to improve how patients are prescribed one in four clinically used drugs The discovery of genetic differences affecting up to a third of the population could take the guesswork out of prescribing the correct dose of 25 percent of drugs currently on the market, researchers say. The scientists found two genetic variants that alter the activity level of an enzyme responsible for processing, or metabolizing, drugs ranging from the painkiller codeine to the breast cancer drug...