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News tag: gene variations


Additional gene variations cause ovarian cancer

14 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Researchers from Australia discovered six new gene variations responsible for a woman’s increased risk of ovarian cancer, allowing doctors to diagnose its cause much better. A team comprising QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the University of Cambridge studied more than 70,000 women from 30 countries and regions. The results…


The amount of sleep you need depends on your genes

4 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The amount of sleep we have each night is determined to some extend by our genes, a new study claims. "Sleep patterns are influenced by genetic differences," said study co-author Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "This study is one of the first to begin…