Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The mutation making SARS-CoV-2 milder

Like any other organism on the planet, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is prone to the natural genetic diversity that may arise from mutations. Since the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) hit the world, there ...

Genetics

Researchers identify new genetic links to body fat distribution

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified seven new areas of the genome linked to body fat distribution—a finding that could offer new insights into the biologic mechanisms that influence a person's ...

Diabetes

Why is type 2 diabetes an increasing problem?

Contrary to a common belief, researchers have shown that genetic regions associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes were unlikely to have been beneficial to people at stages through human evolution.

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