News tagged with gene variation

Gene-environment interaction ups risk of preeclampsia

(HealthDay)—A genetic variant, AGT2R, in mothers, fathers, and neonates is associated with a significantly increased risk of preeclampsia in mothers with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m² or more, accord ...

Dec 10, 2012
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Research identifies a genetic cause of hypertension

(Medical Xpress)—A multinational research project led by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow has identified a genetic determinant of hypertension (or high blood pressure), which could inform treatment of the condition ...

Nov 22, 2012
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Skin cells reveal DNA's genetic mosaic

(Medical Xpress)—The prevailing wisdom has been that every cell in the body contains identical DNA. However, a new study of stem cells derived from the skin has found that genetic variations are widespread ...

Nov 19, 2012
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Scientists discover gene switch important in cancer

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Helsinki in Finland have shown that the "switches" that regulate the expression of genes play a major role in the development of cancer. In a study, published ...

Nov 01, 2012
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