News tagged with medical genetics

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Obesity isn't sole cause of type 2 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Although the type 2 diabetes epidemic is commonly linked to being overweight or obese, excess weight isn't the only factor driving the trend, new research suggests.

Sep 25, 2014
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Genetic insights to vesicoureteric reflux

UCD researchers in the National Centre for Medical Genetics have carried out a genome scan of 225 Irish families to locate causative mutations in vesicoureteric reflux. Their work, published recently in Molecular Genetics & ...

Apr 01, 2014
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Marijuana aids kids with seizures, worries doctors

The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi. Suffering from a rare genetic disorder, she had as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week, used a wheelchair, went into repeated cardiac arrest ...

Feb 18, 2014
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New genetic screening test for Lynch Syndrome

People at high risk of cancer of the bowel and womb due to a genetic condition will receive a more accurate diagnosis as a result of a new model developed by a team of international scientists.

Dec 24, 2013
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New genetic cause of warburg micro syndrome identified

A collaborative team of researchers led by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Edinburgh has identified a gene responsible for Warburg Micro syndrome, a rare genetic disease characterized ...

Nov 14, 2013
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Understanding ourselves by studying the animal kingdom

Research released today reveals a new model for a genetic eye disease, and shows how animal models—from fruit flies to armadillos and monkeys—can yield valuable information about the human brain. The findings were presented ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Medical genetics

Medical Genetics is the specialty of medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders. Medical genetics differs from Human genetics in that human genetics is a field of scientific research that may or may not apply to medicine, but medical genetics refers to the application of genetics to medical care. For example, research on the causes and inheritance of genetic disorders would be considered within both human genetics and medical genetics, while the diagnosis, management, and counseling of individuals with genetic disorders would be considered part of medical genetics. In contrast, the study of typically non-medical phenotypes such as the genetics of eye color would be considered part of human genetics, but not necessarily relevant to medical genetics (except in situations such as albinism). Genetic medicine is a newer term for medical genetics and incorporates areas such as gene therapy, personalized medicine, and the rapidly emerging new medical specialty, Predictive Medicine.

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