Health & Disease

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...

Are You at Increased Risk of Thrombophilia?

You are cutting vegetables, one accidental slip and your finger is bleeding. You are on your bike and you swerve to avoid a squirrel....

The “Viking Hypothesis” – Genetic Ties to Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Hereditary hemochromatosis is a deadly but treatable disease, found predominantly in individuals of European descent. The gene mutation most commonly associated with hemochromatosis is...

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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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