Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biochemical alterations revealed in patients with Lesch-Nyhan disease

An international study by the Institute of Neuroscience of the UAB (INC-UAB), Emory University and Hospital Universitario La Paz, published in PNAS, shows that patients suffering from Lesch-Nyhan, a rare neurological disease, ...

Genetics

Korean Genome Project data released for public use

A team of researchers with members affiliated with a large number of institutions in Korea, two in the U.S. and one in the U.K. has released data from the initial phase of the Korean Genome Project (Korea1K). In their paper ...

Oncology & Cancer

Twenty four genetic variants linked to heightened womb cancer risk

Twenty four common variations in genes coding for cell growth and death, the processing of oestrogen, and gene control factors may be linked to a heightened risk of developing womb (endometrial) cancer, indicates the most ...

Genetics

Are you 'at risk' of being a habitual tofu eater?

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in Japan and colleagues at Osaka University have found genetic variations in humans related to specific dietary habits. Published in Nature Human Behaviour, ...

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