Health & Disease

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...

Taking Control of Your Cholesterol – APOE and Cardiovascular Disease

At your annual exam two months ago, your cholesterol levels were through the roof. Your doctor was worried that you may be at high...

Hemochromatosis – 1 in 9 Individuals of European Ancestry Carry a Mutation in the HFE Gene

The Celtic curse is explained by genetic changes in one gene that controls iron absorption. Long ago, Irish Celts worried about "fairies" replacing their...

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Going beyond single gene mutations

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Attaining Closure

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Curing Alzheimer’s

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

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