News tagged with genetic studies

Personalized genomic medicine faces many hurdles

When the human genome project was completed in 2003, some expected it to herald a new age of personalized genomic medicine, but the resulting single "reference" sequence has significant shortcomings for these applications ...

Jul 11, 2012
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Early-life risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Factors influencing early life non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) incidence include family characteristics, high fetal growth, older maternal age, low birth order, and male gender, according to a study published May 22 in the Journal of ...

May 22, 2012
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Study links genes to common forms of glaucoma

Results from the largest genetic study of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness and vision loss worldwide, showed that two genetic variations are associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a common form of the disease. ...

Apr 26, 2012
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Genes linked to osteoporosis, bone breaks

Researchers at The Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have co-authored the largest meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of osteoporosis as part of an international ...

Apr 16, 2012
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Evidence mounts for link between opioids and cancer growth

Opioid drugs used to relieve pain in postoperative and chronic cancer patients may stimulate the growth and spread of tumors, according to two studies and a commentary in the 2012 annual Journal Symposium issue of Anesthesiology, the ac ...

Mar 20, 2012
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