Health & Disease

Genetic testing for diagnosing rare diseases: are we there yet?

With the advances made in next-generation sequencing technologies personalized medicine, caring for patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease, may soon become...

Entering a new-era of gene-editing 

Just over a year ago, the He Jiankui stunned the world with his ‘designer twins,’ world’s first gene-edited babies. Even though his choice to...

Going beyond single gene mutations

Scientists make a DNA breakthrough by using multi-gene test to predict the risk of five diseases. The key to prevention is identifying people who are...

Curing Alzheimer’s

The latest experimental drug BAN2401 likely won’t be the next miracle Alzheimer’s drug. When Biogen and Eisai presented the results of their Phase II...

Gut microbiome and the risk of celiac disease

Can scientists look at changes in your baby’s gut bacteria to predict their risk of celiac disease? The link between the gut microbiome, genes...

More Reliable DNA Barcodes

A new method for designing DNA barcodes better suited for large-scale sequencing studies could revolutionize biomedical research. DNA sequencing technologies have come a long way,...

Taking Aspirin to Lower Cancer Risk – When Your Genes Might Defy You

When Felix Hoffman, a German chemist working for Bayer, wanted to develop his new drug aspirin in 1897, he was promptly ignored. He was...

The APOE e4 Allele Increases Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Going, going, gone! There goes your memory and that’s only the beginning. Next you lose the ability to think and reason, then forget how...

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Y marks the spot: a genetic explanation to why you have more brothers than sisters (or vice versa)

Have you every wondered why some families have more boys than girls or why more boys (or girls) are...
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The Habsburg Jaw and the Genetics Behind Inbreeding

New study links the famous “Habsburg Jaw” to inbreeding, further confirming the idea that inter-family marriages weaken bloodlines by...

Genetic testing for diagnosing rare diseases: are we there yet?

With the advances made in next-generation sequencing technologies personalized medicine, caring for patients based on a genetic understanding of...

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