Health & Disease

Study finds a link between the severity of COVID-19 infections and blood type

Researchers link genetic changes in the region of DNA that define blood type with susceptibility to COVID-19 infections. Blood type O offers a protective...

ACE2: Genetic clues to COVID-19 infections and treatment

Scientists identify a possible link between genetic variations in the ACE-2 receptor used by coronaviruses to enter cells and susceptibility to COVID-19 infections. Could...

Would a DNA vaccine be able to stand ground against COVID-19?

With so many countries under lockdown, researchers from around the world are racing against time to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Keeping with our...

Healthy aging using the power of DNA

Researchers publish a reference DNA database for healthy older Australians in an attempt to establish a baseline for healthy aging. The aging population problem Owing...

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...

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Natural shorts sleepers: How much sleep do you need?

Researchers have uncovered multiple genes associated with needing less than 6 hours of sleep at night. Sleep is universal. It...
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Alzheimer’s disease risk can be moderated, a new study finds

Researchers identify 21 modifiable risk factors for reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The APOE gene is one...

The COVID-19 susceptibility DNA test from Genovate

New COVID-19 cases continue to emerge worldwide, making it clear that this pandemic is far from over. Genovate is...

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