Cardiology

Genetic variant might be a better marker for heart disease

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have found that a newly identified subset of a known genetic variant found primarily in individuals of South Asian descent may be a better marker for carriers ...

Cardiology

Impact of misunderstanding genetic tests for heart conditions

University of Sydney researchers are raising concerns over the need for informed decision making for genetic testing after a study published today finds patients at risk of inherited heart disease do not always understand ...

Genetics

How the genomics health revolution is failing ethnic minorities

Statistics Canada recently released its 2016 census data, which depicts a Canada that is more diverse than ever before. Today, nearly a quarter of Canadians belong to a "visible minority" and 1.7 million Canadians are Indigenous.

Genetics

Harvard bioethicist shares hope, concerns on gene-editing

The announcement by Oregon Health & Science University that scientists there had edited the genes of human embryos to remove the cause of a deadly disease has raised the prospect of a powerful new tool for physicians—as ...

Cardiology

Research tackling sudden death heart condition

Over 50,000 people in Yorkshire and the Humber carry a faulty gene putting them at high risk of developing heart disease or sudden death, according to new estimates by the British Heart Foundation.

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