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News tag: genetic mutations


obesity

Plethora of genes contribute to obesity predisposition


12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Scientists discovered that obesity is the result of 97 different DNA mutations placed all over the body, including the the brain, to expert’s surprise. Some mutations are linked to appetite, but others need further investigation, new research announced. In the study, conducted at the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits…

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Genetic mutations cause aging of the brain


22 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A set of eight common genetic mutations are responsible for the aging of the brain, a team of scientists found. An international team of about 300 scientists analyzed more than 30,000 brain scans of individuals from 33 countries, and found the eight common genetic mutations leading to aging of the…

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Genetic bad luck blamed for two thirds of cancers


7 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
As much as two-thirds of cancers in adults can simply be attributed to bad luck, and the last third is caused by inherited genes and environmental factors. To conduct the study, researchers built a statistical model that measured the proportion of cancer incidence common to many tissue types, which found…