Genetics

People don't mate randomly, and that's important for genetic disease studies

People don’t mate randomly, and that’s important for genetic disease studies

The idea that correlation does not imply causation is a fundamental caveat in epidemiological research. A classic example involves a hypothetical link between ice cream sales and drownings – instead of increased ice cream consumption causing more people to drown, it is plausible that a third variable, summer weather, increases ice cream consumption. appetite for …

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Pregnancy is a genetic battleground - how conflicts of interest pit mum and dad's genes against each other

Pregnancy is a genetic battleground – how conflicts of interest pit mum and dad’s genes against each other

Baby showers. Babymoons. Baby arrival parties. There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the 40-week transition into parenthood. Often, these celebrations implicitly assume that pregnancy is cooperative and mutually beneficial for both parent and fetus. But this belief obscures a more interesting truth about pregnancy: mother and fetus may not coexist peacefully in the same …

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Rare Disease Genetic Testing Market Report 2022: Rising Patients Getting Tested Presents Opportunities

Rare Disease Genetic Testing Market Report 2022: Rising Patients Getting Tested Presents Opportunities

company logo Rare Disease Genetic Testing Market Rare Disease Genetic Testing Market Dublin, Nov. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Rare Disease Genetic Testing Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Specialty; by technology; by type of disease; by end use; by region; Segment forecast, 2022-2030″ report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. …

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'All in God's Timing:' 2023 CMN Miracle Child Hannah Harlow overcomes rare genetic condition and set to light Tyler's Christmas tree

‘All in God’s Timing:’ 2023 CMN Miracle Child Hannah Harlow overcomes rare genetic condition and set to light Tyler’s Christmas tree

“It was like God brought us together,” Dr. Ana Gutierrez Alvarez said of meeting and helping with Hannah Harlow’s diagnosis. “It was basically a miracle.” TYLER, Texas — Hannah Harlow loves dressing up in princess dresses, dancing, tumbling, and just being a happy 3-year-old. She is beyond excited to be the 2023 Children’s Miracle Network …

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Myriad Genetics to Present New Data at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Showcasing Advances in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment

Myriad Genetics to Present New Data at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Showcasing Advances in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment

A featured discussion sheds light on how the Combined Risk Score can lead to better breast cancer prevention and screening strategies. SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc.., (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, today announced several new data presentations at the San Antonio Breast Cancer …

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Promising study suggests AAV-based gene therapy can treat type I glutaric aciduria

Promising study suggests AAV-based gene therapy can treat type I glutaric aciduria

Treatment of glutaric aciduria type I (GA-I) by intracerebroventricular administration of GCDH. Credit: Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Glutaric aciduria type I (GA-I) is an inherited disease caused by a mutation in the glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH) gene. The global incidence of GA-I is estimated at 1/100,000, with approximately 75,000 cases worldwide. Patients …

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Study finds 'likely biological and genetic overlap' between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine

Study finds ‘likely biological and genetic overlap’ between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine

News — November 29, 2022 – Patients who undergo surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and other upper extremity nerve compression syndromes are more likely to be diagnosed with migraines, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The journal …

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Syncona Limited Portfolio Company Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation

Syncona Limited Portfolio Company Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation

Applied Genetic Technologies Society GAINESVILLE, Fla. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (“AGTC” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AGTC), today announced that a portfolio company of Syncona Limited (LON:SYNC) (“Syncona”) has extended the expiry of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the issued and outstanding common …

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In a world first, an Israeli laboratory extracts male and female stem cells from the same person

In a world first, an Israeli laboratory extracts male and female stem cells from the same person

In a world first, Israeli scientists have obtained male and female stem cells from the same person. The researchers say they have successfully grown nervous system cells from the stem cells, with genetically identical male and female versions. They note that the cells of the nervous system are a proof of concept, stating that they …

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Tracing the DNA of Christopher Columbus: two exhumations in Spain aim to determine the explorer's lineage once and for all

Tracing the DNA of Christopher Columbus: two exhumations in Spain aim to determine the explorer’s lineage once and for all

When Christopher Columbus died on May 20, 1506 in Valladolid, Spain, he left a historical legacy and a mystery about his true origins. Conflicting myths have emerged about the legacy of Christopher Columbus. Official theory has long held that the navigator who reached America was Genoese. In 1898, another hypothesis postulated that the explorer was …

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