Genetics

Genetic characteristics of peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD)—a narrowing of the arteries serving the legs and feet —affects as many as 12 million Americans and 200 million people worldwide. It is a manifestation of clogged arteries, but until now, ...

Diabetes

Genetic variants tied to type 1 diabetes heterogeneity

(HealthDay)—Transcription factor 7 like 2 (TCF7L2) genetic variants contribute to phenotypic heterogeneity of type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in Diabetes Care.

Oncology & Cancer

Tumor gene test results can differ in same patients

A preliminary study comparing two commercially available, next-generation genetic sequencing tests in the same cancer patients shows results can differ widely. The findings are reported Dec. 15 in JAMA Oncology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Genes, adversity linked to crime in incarcerated sample

Researchers at Sam Houston State University have found a genetic characteristic that interacts with childhood adversity to predict higher rates of crime in an incarcerated sample.

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