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7 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Lab report: MRI scan proves adults have calorie-burning brown fat cells

Eating processed meats, such as ham and salami, is known to increase the risk of colorectal cancer, but for one-third of the population who carry a specific gene variant, the risk appears to increase significantly, according to a study in PLOS Genetics .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Southern California

12 hrs ago | HON

Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

It's been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

16 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Dana-Farber researchers uncover link between Down syndrome and leukemia

Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia during childhood, they haven't been able to explain why.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

20 hrs ago | The Horse

Researchers Digging Deeper into African Horse Sickness

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Entomology, Science, Vaccinations, Health, Biology, Influenza

Sat Apr 19, 2014

SFGate

Geneticist Cynthia Kenyon is heading to Google

Cynthia Kenyon, discussing her work with genetics and aging at UCSF in 2005, will join Calico, Google's biotech company.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Biotech, Science / Technology, Larry Page

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Binghamton U. researcher Brandon Gibb embarks on major study

What makes us who we are: nature or nurture? Those two forces -- genetics and experience -- work together in complex ways, forging our personalities, our decision-making processes, our tendencies for depression or resilience.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Binghamton, NY, Biology, Science, Depression, Health

Fri Apr 18, 2014

CiteULike

Exome-Based Mapping and Variant Prioritization for Inherited Mendelian Disorders

The American Journal of Human Genetics , Vol. 94, No. 3. , pp. 373-384, doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.01.016 Exome sequencing in families affected by rare genetic disorders has the potential to rapidly identify new disease genes , but the identification of a single causal mutation among thousands of variants remains a significant challenge.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

CiteULike

Detection and replication of epistasis influencing transcription in humans

Epistasis is the phenomenon whereby one polymorphism's effect on a trait depends on other polymorphisms present in the genome.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Science Blog

New gene variant ups risk of cancer from processed meat

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to study published today in PLOS Genetics .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Colorectal Health, Health, Biology, Science, University of Southern California

PhysOrg Weblog

First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type

Scientists have identified the first genetic variant specifically associated with the risk of a difficult-to-diagnose cancer sub-type accounting for around 10-15 per cent of all breast cancer cases.

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, Genetics, Biology, Science

CiteULike

The association of genetic polymorphisms in sex hormone biosynthesis...

The association of genetic polymorphisms in sex hormone biosynthesis and action with insulin sensitivity and diabetes mellitus in women at midlife.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Metabolic Syndrome, Health, Asian-American, Japanese-American, Biology, Science, Fasting

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BusinessWeek

Political Evolution: Why Do Young Voters Lean Left? It's in the Genes

"If you're not a liberal when you're 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 30, you have no brain."

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Psychology

Science Daily

Refining language for chromosomes

A new classification system that may standardize how structural chromosomal rearrangements are described has been proposed by a team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Biology, Science

The Toronto Star

Neanderthal genetic landscape reveals key differences with humans

When scientists first sequenced the genome of a Neanderthal, our extinct, heavy-browed human cousin, we learned a surprising amount about our own species too: many modern humans carry Neanderthal genes, proving we interbred with them long ago.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Scientific Blogging

Deadly Human Pathogen Cryptococcus Fully Sequenced

Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Investor's Business Daily

Myriad Genetics Is Saving Lives With New Products

Specialties are in vogue at many companies these days, but there's always room for diversifying products, generating revenue streams and expanding the clientele.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Myriad Genetics, Healthcare Industry, Genetics, Biology, Science, Myriad Pharmaceuticals

Beef Magazine

The Good News: AAA and the Angus Business

Since the 2008 economic downturn, average prices for registered Angus bulls sold at auction and reported to the American Angus Association have risen sharply from $3,031 per head in Fiscal Year 2008 to $4,957 per head so far in FY 2014.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Biology, Science

Bio IT World

As Genetics Moves to the Clinic, Pathogenic Variants Still Subject to Doubt and Debate

By the standards of the young field of genetic diagnostics, Sherri Bale is a seasoned veteran.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

CiteULike

Epigenetics in Sports

Sports medicine In Sports Medicine, Vol. 43, No. 2. , pp. 93-110, doi:10.1007/s40279-012-0012-y The heritability of specific phenotypical traits relevant for physical performance has been extensively investigated and discussed by experts from various research fields.

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Related Topix: Sports Medicine, Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

Circulation

Small Dense Low-Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol Concentrations...

From the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX ; Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, Houston ; Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

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