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News tag: Genetics


Genes responsible for Type 1 diabetes identified

10 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Genes responsible for increasing the risk of Type 1 diabetes have been identified, a new study claims. Findings will help other researchers predict with increased accuracy who is likely to develop Type 1 diabetes, and select appropriate protocols to prevent it. "It is a game-changer for Type 1 diabetes," said…


We may carry more of father’s genes than mother’s

5 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
We are more like our fathers than we are our mothers, new research showed. Mammals have more of the genetic material passed down from males, even if descendants look and act more like their mother, a new study from University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine suggests. The study, conducted…


Kissing converted into bacteria trap by researchers

17 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
New evidence presented by the the Microbiome magazine suggests a 10 seconds kiss opens the door for no less than 80 million bacteria. The research was conducted by the scientist from "Micropia Natura Artis  Magistra", "TNO Microbiology and System Biology" and the Univeristy of Amsterdam. The researchers looked into the…


New genetic links identified to cause prostate cancer

18 Sep, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
A recent study published in Nature Genetics identified new genetics patterns linked to prostate cancer. Conducted at Moffitt Cancer Center by Thomas A. Sellers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Jong Park, Ph.D. and Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., the study revealed 23 new genome regions responsible for increased risk of prostate cancer. An the most…


Genetics assessment showing little progress with doctors

12 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A recent article in Genetics in Medicine reveals primary care providers face numerous obstacles integrating genetics services into their practice. Even though primary care providers are interested in providing guidance on genetic risks, they have been facing barriers to performing and embracing these tasks. Medicine using medical genetics has been…