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Does genome sequencing increase downstream costs?

As genome sequencing enters the clinic, fears have arisen about its potential to motivate follow-up testing and ongoing screening that could drastically increase health care spending. But few studies have quantified the downstream ...

Mar 22, 2018
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Does your DNA really change in space?

Results from an important NASA experiment – in which astronaut Scott Kelly spent one year in space while his identical twin brother Mark stayed on Earth – have started to come in. Last week, a number of media outlets ...

Mar 22, 2018
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Home genetic tests should be interpreted by experts

Results from at-home genetic tests are not always accurate. A new study in the journal Genetics in Medicine, published by Springer Nature, now shows that up to 40 percent of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests provide ...

Mar 22, 2018
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Specific gene region in hypertension revealed

Genes encode proteins and proteins dictate cell function. Therefore, the thousands of genes expressed in a cell determine what that cell can do. Among the multiple elements that are involved in the precise regulation of gene ...

Mar 20, 2018
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Inherited mutation leads to overproduction of EPO

A newly discovered hereditary mutation is responsible for an increased production of erythropoietin (EPO) in the blood. This mutation causes a messenger RNA (mRNA) that is not normally involved in the formation of proteins ...

Mar 09, 2018
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Club foot gene identified

A gene which could play a role in causing the most severe cases of club foot has been identified by scientists at the University of Aberdeen.

Mar 08, 2018
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Research discovers how some cancers resist treatment

An international team of researchers led by Lucio Miele, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Justin Stebbing, BM BCh MA, PhD, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Medical ...

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