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Working towards personalized cancer treatment

Extensive statistical analyses of the mutation distribution in several thousand cancerous tumors make it possible to find cures for types of cancer …

Genetic manipulation of urate alters neurodegeneration in mouse model of Parkinson's disease

Investigators report that mice with a genetic mutation increasing urate levels were protected against the kind of neurodegeneration that underlies …

Common gene variants explain 42% of antidepressant response

Antidepressants are commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression, but many individuals do not experience symptom relief from treatment. New …

Genomics of antiplatelet heart medication being studied

Which antiplatelet medication is best after a coronary stent? The costly and potential life-or-death question lingers after most of the 600,000 …

HIV: Predicting treatment response more accurately

HIV is feared, not least, because of its great adaptability. If the virus mutates at precisely the point targeted by a drug, it is able to neutralize …

Early-onset Parkinson's disease linked to genetic deletion

Scientists have found a new link between early-onset Parkinson's disease and a piece of DNA missing from chromosome 22. The findings help shed new …

New genetic risk factor discovered for severe psychiatric illness

Investigators have discovered a new genetic risk factor for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder called NDST3.

Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease do not appear to share common genetic risk

Scientists have examined the genetic overlap between Parkinson disease (PD) and Alzheimer disease (AD).

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 May after a Philadelphia couple had cells from their IVF embryos sent to specialists in Oxford, who checked them for genetic abnormalities. The …

Scientists Find New Genetic Link For Autism And Schizophrenia

Despite all the years of research that have gone into them, cognitive conditions like autism and schizophrenia are still largely a mystery. Here's …

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The Latest on Genetic Testing

How much can you learn from prenatal genetic testing? We went to the experts to find out.<p>There are a few different categories of genetic testing that parents should know about, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San …

23andMe Has New Personal Genetics Pitch From Arnold N.Y.

Better to know your genetic fate or not? In a campaign breaking this week for 23andMe, a California-based personal genetics company, Arnold New York …

The Emotional Costs of Genetic Testing

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed at the thought of prenatal genetic testing? You're not alone.<p>The risks of most genetic testing are more emotional than physical, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San Francisco Medical …

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Designer babies: Is genetic screening healthy or harmful?

The U.S.-based genetic testing company 23andMe has patented a system for parents who are conceiving a child with donor sperm.<p>The tests screen for …