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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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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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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.
Cynthia Kenyon, discussing her work with genetics and aging at UCSF in 2005, will join Calico, Google's biotech company.
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.
Epistasis is the phenomenon whereby one polymorphism's effect on a trait depends on other polymorphisms present in the genome.
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 .
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.
"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."
A new classification system that may standardize how structural chromosomal rearrangements are described has been proposed by a team of researchers.
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.
Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival.
Specialties are in vogue at many companies these days, but there's always room for diversifying products, generating revenue streams and expanding the clientele.
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.
By the standards of the young field of genetic diagnostics, Sherri Bale is a seasoned veteran.
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.