News tagged with family history

New DNA test for diagnosing diseases linked to childhood blindness

Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy o ...

Aug 21, 2014
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'Smart' genes put us at risk of mental illness

(Medical Xpress)—Humans may be endowed with the ability to perform complex forms of learning, attention and function but the evolutionary process that led to this has put us at risk of mental illness.

Dec 05, 2012
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Faulty gene connected to ovarian cancer risk

In a new study published in Nature Genetics researchers say that women who possess a fault in a gene named RAD51D have a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer than women who do not have this fault and tests are expect ...

Aug 09, 2011
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Biomarker for autism discovered

Siblings of people with autism show a similar pattern of brain activity to that seen in people with autism when looking at emotional facial expressions. The University of Cambridge researchers identified the reduced activity ...

Jul 12, 2011
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Rise in type 2 diabetes amongst young

The number of young people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has seen the sharpest rise over the last twenty years compared to a background of a general increase across the board, new University research has ...

May 20, 2013
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