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Latest Single-nucleotide polymorphism Stories

2010-09-20 18:46:39

An international consortium of scientists has discovered new genetic variants in five regions of the genome that affect the risk of ovarian cancer in the general population.

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2010-09-07 11:00:00

The first entire genome of an Irish individual has been sequenced.

2010-09-01 20:42:36

New findings show the value of genetic studies across human populations and the value of the latest DNA sequencing technologies to interrogate genetic variation.

2010-07-13 15:19:48

Researchers with the National Institutes of Health have found susceptibility to Behcet's disease, a painful, inflammatory condition, to be associated with genes involved in the body's immune response.

2010-07-13 14:41:02

A genetic variant implicated in several cancers by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has been found to drive increased expression of a known oncogene in the prostate.

2010-07-12 05:45:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, July 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Points to Novel Pathway for Drug Discovery, Will be Incorporated Into Tests to Improve Screening and Early Detection of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Attack and PAD Scientists at deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from the Netherlands and twelve other countries across Europe and North America today report the discovery of a common single-letter variation (SNP) in the sequence of the human genome conferring risk of a...

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2010-07-02 05:40:00

Boston University researchers have discovered a genetic sequence that predicts with more accuracy than ever before whether a person will live to the age of 100 -- even if they have other genes associated with disease.

2010-06-24 15:58:30

New research at the University of Leicester will use the latest genetic techniques to examine DNA from over 20,000 patients with heart disease.

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2010-06-15 10:55:57

Three genes that have barely been studied to date have now provided fresh knowledge about patients with suicidal backgrounds.

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2010-05-28 07:25:00

Although congenital heart disease represents the most common major birth defect, scientists have not previously identified the genes that give rise to it.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.