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Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients May 29, 2015

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

Gene Testing Can Be Flawed, Study Finds May 27, 2015

Labs interpret findings differently, perhaps leading to inappropriate 'treatment'

Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics May 22, 2015

Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study May 21, 2015

Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

Dog-Human Bond May Go Back 40,000 Years May 21, 2015

Researchers find new DNA evidence in ancient Siberian wolf bone

Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted May 21, 2015

Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say

Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection May 13, 2015

Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say May 13, 2015

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study May 12, 2015

Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings May 12, 2015

In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk? April 30, 2015

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment April 28, 2015

New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study April 23, 2015

The sooner, the better, researchers found

Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait April 23, 2015

Study found DNA-linked body odor attracts or repels biting insects

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study April 22, 2015

Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

Cancer Gene Tests Should Include Healthy Tissue, Too: Study April 15, 2015

Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples might adversely affect care

Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk April 15, 2015

Future research will examine more families, different occupations

Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says April 14, 2015

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective

Genes May Make 'Placebo Effect' Stronger for Some, Study Says April 13, 2015

But more questions than answers exist at this point

Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way April 13, 2015

Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

Study Yields Genetic Insights Into Pancreatic Cancer April 09, 2015

Multiple gene mutations identified that could be targets for treatment

Scientists Map DNA of Endangered Mountain Gorillas April 09, 2015

Adaptive strategies for survival surprised researchers

Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease April 08, 2015

Researchers suggest a link between stature and cardiovascular risk

Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study April 08, 2015

Ancient hunter-gatherers may have equated running skills with reproductive potential

Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study April 07, 2015

Angelina Jolie's decision for surgery might not be right for everyone carrying BRCA mutations

Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds April 06, 2015

But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance' April 01, 2015

But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor March 31, 2015

Discovery could lead to more targeted ways to keep offensive smell at bay

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes March 26, 2015

DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls March 25, 2015

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some March 17, 2015

Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

Scientists Spot Genes Linked to Rosacea March 13, 2015

More than 16 million Americans have incurable skin condition

Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ March 12, 2015

Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds March 11, 2015

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

Perhaps Genghis Khan's Greatest Legacy: Millions of Descendants March 11, 2015

DNA thought tied to empire-building warlord and 10 other leaders is found frequently across Asia, study shows

Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study March 05, 2015

Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds February 26, 2015

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

First 'Epigenomes' Map Highlights How Genes Spur Health, Disease February 18, 2015

Epigenomes involve processes that switch DNA on or off, for good or ill

Studies Find More Genetic Links to Obesity February 11, 2015

More than 100 locations in DNA associated with excess weight

Change in Gut Bacteria May Precede Type 1 Diabetes in Kids February 05, 2015

Small study offers hope for a diagnostic test some day, researchers say

Natural Selection Still Key in Human Evolution, Study Contends February 05, 2015

Researchers say even medical advances don't trump 'survival of the fittest'

2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified February 05, 2015

London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages February 03, 2015

Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk February 02, 2015

Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative January 30, 2015

He will ask Congress for $215 million to compile genetic data of 1 million Americans for scientific study

'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study January 27, 2015

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says January 22, 2015

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret January 16, 2015

Researchers identify a gene that may trigger early spread

Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction' January 16, 2015

Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

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