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Latest Single-nucleotide polymorphism Stories

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.

2010-11-19 13:32:52

Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.

2010-11-11 11:00:00

Minor variations in the gene are associated with different sensitivity to acute and chronic pain BOSTON, Nov.

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.

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2010-10-06 09:11:39

Sensation seeking—the urge to do exciting things—has been linked to dopamine, a chemical that carries messages in your brain.

2010-10-05 13:22:59

Radiation therapy is used to treat more than half of all cancer cases, but patient response to therapy can vary greatly.

2010-09-23 09:18:21

Doctors cannot explain why one woman will develop ovarian cancer and another does not.

2010-09-22 12:56:00

Spanish researchers have confirmed there is a genetic risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures.

2010-09-20 18:50:44

Individuals with disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene are known to be at substantially increased risk of breast cancer throughout their lives.

2010-09-20 18:49:19

A consortium of cancer researchers has identified four chromosome locations with genetic changes that are likely to alter a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer.


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