Health & Disease

Alpha Thalassemia is a Common Inherited Blood Disorder

When Phileas Fogg made his first trip around the world in 1873, it took him 80 days. In 2015, it only takes 27 hours...

Beta Thalassemia – a Blood Disorder Linked to Malaria

Mosquirix, the first malaria vaccine in the world, was approved for use in Europe recently and marks a major milestone in the battle against...

FMR1, the Gene Responsible for Fragile X Syndrome

The first time that you hear your baby cry, thousands of emotions flood your brain but the wait is finally over and he’s finally...

Preventing Jewish Genetic Diseases Through Carrier Testing

When Eden Gold was born, she was a perfect, healthy baby girl. By the time she was 9 months, Caroline, her mom, knew something...

The Ups and Downs of Cystic Fibrosis – Living With a Life-Threatening Genetic Condition

“Woe is the child kissed on the brow who tastes salty, for he is cursed and soon must die.” A warning from the Middle...

Genetic Testing to Assist in the Correct Dosing of Warfarin

It’s flu season. You bring it home and spend the weekend in bed. With painkillers every six hours, an extra dose of ‘Neocitran’ at...

Celiac Disease – When the Gluten-Free Diet is not just a Fad

Genetic changes explain why some of us are more sensitive to gluten than others and how it leads to celiac disease. From Weight Watchers to...

Caffeine may Increase your Risk of a Heart Attack

Knowing how fast your body breaks down caffeine can save your life! It’s Wednesday afternoon and your brain is refusing to cooperate. You join...

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CRISPR goes mainstream: gene therapy to cure hereditary blindness in patients

In a first of it’s kind trial, scientists deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene therapy directly into the eye of a patient...
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Hunting for DNA stories at natural history museums

Researchers use a new methods to extract DNA from preserved samples, opening the door to exploring the DNA of...

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...

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