Latest Single-nucleotide polymorphism Stories

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.

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.

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.

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