Genetics

Researchers discover serious gene defect in Inuit populations

A newly discovered gene defect among people of Inuit ancestry in Greenland, Canada and Alaska will possibly lead to screening of all newborn Inuits as they will otherwise be at risk of dying from child vaccines or simple ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emerging superbug MRSA in humans found in urban hedgehogs in Finland

For the first time, a highly transmissible strain of the antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA currently plaguing hospitals in Northern Europe has been isolated from hedgehogs in Helsinki. The study by Venla Johansson and colleagues ...

Genetics

Big US gene database has volunteers from all walks of life

Scientists are getting their first peek at the genes of nearly 100,000 Americans in what's considered a uniquely diverse genomic database—part of a quest to reduce health disparities and end cookie-cutter care.

Genetics

Study identifies genetic markers related to leadership

A new study led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has identified the locations of nine significant genetic markers associated with leadership. For the first time, this allows researchers to examine ...

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