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Two studies highlight the need for genetic screening for ethnically diverse prostate cancer

NEJM Study: Genetic Anomaly Hidden Behind Late-Onset Common Cerebellar Ataxia

Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, McGill University and other institutions have found that a well-hidden genetic variation in the FGF14 gene, called DNA tandem repeat expansion, causes a common form of late-onset cerebellar ataxia, a disorder that interferes with coordinated movement. Tandem repeat expansions are only found in 50 conditions, …

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Threat of a common enemy may no longer unite polarized Americans, study finds

Threat of a common enemy may no longer unite polarized Americans, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain During World War II, Americans united. They ate less meat and planted victory gardens. They lowered the thermostats and rationed their gasoline. Republican, Democrat, it didn’t matter: against a common enemy, American civilians were ready to sacrifice themselves in the name of American interests. That was 80 years ago, when the …

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Massive sex study disproves common assumption about human mating habits

Massive sex study disproves common assumption about human mating habits

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 an increase in ice cream consumption causing more people to drown, it is plausible that a third variable (summer weather) increases the appetite for ice …

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