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2011-01-12 00:01:22

Firefox browser extension links users' 23andMe SNP information to web content, connecting personal genome to web with a click Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 5AM Solutions, a life science software engineering firm, announces the release of SNPTips, a Firefox browser plug-in that connects a user's 23andMe personal genetic information to web content with a single mouse click. Personal genetic testing services such as 23andMe provide genetic testing for individuals outside of a...

2011-01-04 03:57:23

Technique leverages gene-dense data chip for new discoveries As much as 90 percent of variation in adult height may be caused by genetic inheritance, but a multitude of genes are involved. Most of these have yet to be discovered. Now a new meta-analysis of data from more than 100,000 people has identified variants in over two dozen genes that were not previously associated with height. The study also confirmed genetic associations in more than 30 previously known height genes. "Although the...

2010-12-31 12:23:59

A large collaborative study has added to the growing list of genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be. The research, published by Cell Press on December 30 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, identifies uncommon and previously unknown variants associated with height and might provide insight into the genetic architecture of other complex traits. Although environmental variables can impact attained adult height, it is clear that height is primarily determined by...

2010-12-30 10:11:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Scientists discovered a set of single-letter variations in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) that impact individual baseline levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), improving the power of PSA testing and allowing for better detection of prostate cancer. Testing for PSA levels is the most commonly used screening tool for the detection of prostate cancer. A prostate biopsy is routinely recommended for men with PSA above a certain threshold. However, PSA...

2010-12-20 16:04:59

A study among almost 50,000 people worldwide has identified DNA sequence variations linked with the heart's electrical rhythm in several surprising regions among 22 locations across the human genome. The variants were found by an international consortium, including Johns Hopkins researchers, and reported Nov. 14 in the Nature Genetics advance online publication. Among the notable discoveries were variations in two side-by-side genes that regulate electrically charged particles to produce...

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. A prostate biopsy is routinely...

2010-12-03 22:43:28

Personalized medicine centers on being able to predict the risk of disease or response to a drug based on a person's genetic makeup. But a study by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that, for most common diseases, genes alone only tell part of the story. That's because the environment interacts with DNA in ways that are difficult to predict, even in simple organisms like single-celled yeast, their research shows. "The effects of a person's genes...

2010-11-19 13:32:52

Largest genetic study of the eating disorder detects common and rare variants Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, the researchers found intriguing clues to genes they are subjecting to further investigation, including genes active in neuronal signaling and in shaping interconnections among brain cells. Anorexia...

2010-11-11 11:00:00

Minor variations in the gene are associated with different sensitivity to acute and chronic pain BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While it has become clear in recent years that susceptibility to pain has a strong inherited component, very little is known about actual "pain genes" and how they work. In the November 12th issue of Cell, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and their collaborators report on a novel human pain gene. People with minor variations in this...

2010-10-06 16:06:01

In an unprecedented international project, researchers have found multiple genetic mutations that play a role in heart attack or coronary artery disease (CAD) risk. The Coronary ARtery DIsease Genome-wide Replication And Meta-Analysis (CARDIoGRAM) "” published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal "” consists of data from every published whole-genome study on genetic mutations in heart attack or CAD risk. Researchers are also pooling data...


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