Genetics

Many migraines may have a common genetic basis

(Medical Xpress) -- A study into the genetic basis of many common forms of migraine has identified three variants that suggest that most forms of migraine have a shared genetic foundation, regardless of how ...

Jun 13, 2011
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Key genetic error found in family of blood cancers

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have uncovered a critical genetic mutation in some patients with myelodysplastic syndromes – a group of blood cancers that can progress to a fatal form of leukemia.

Dec 14, 2011
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Researchers discover new gene that regulates body weight

Abraham Kovoor was studying a brain protein, called RGS9 2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.

Jan 04, 2012
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Telomere shortening affects muscular dystrophy gene

(Medical Xpress)—Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a genetic disorder that causes the muscles of the upper body to waste away. It is unusual in that symptoms do not usually appear until sufferers are in their ...

May 06, 2013
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