News tagged with genetic variation

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Danes' vitamin D levels are determined by their genes

Certain genetic variations increase the risk of having a lower level of vitamin D. This is the finding of a PhD project from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, which has examined the effect of eating ...

Dec 02, 2015
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Looking on the brighter side of childhood asthma

The effect of a widespread genetic variant that increases the risk for childhood asthma can be neutralized. A new study shows that young infants are particularly responsive to the positive influence of exposure to farm dust.

Nov 26, 2015
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Hormonal status impacts genetic variation, CIMT link

(HealthDay)—Hormonal status seems to interact with genetic variants to influence cardiovascular phenotypes, especially those within the innate immunity pathway related to carotid artery intima-medial thickness (CIMT), according ...

Nov 13, 2015
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Genetic variation

Genetic variation, variation in alleles of genes, occurs both within and among populations. Genetic variation is important because it provides the “raw material” for natural selection.

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