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Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk July 29, 2015

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study July 20, 2015

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early July 15, 2015

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia July 09, 2015

Researchers find gene variant associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems July 08, 2015

Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study July 02, 2015

Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic July 02, 2015

Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect July 01, 2015

UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study

Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death? June 30, 2015

Scientists find single change in the plague bacterium's DNA may have changed the course of history

Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests June 30, 2015

Genetic differences may thwart response to latest treatments, researchers say

Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak June 18, 2015

Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

Tourette Risk Seems to Be Driven by Genetics June 17, 2015

If first-degree relative has the nervous-system disorder, chances of having it can triple, study says

Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests June 16, 2015

But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds June 05, 2015

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

Funny Thing About Humor: It May Be in Your Genes June 05, 2015

Researchers find genetic coding boosts response to emotional stimuli

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients June 02, 2015

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer June 01, 2015

DNA-modified virus serves as decoy to help target and destroy glioblastoma cells, researchers say

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

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

Researchers find new DNA evidence in ancient Siberian wolf bone

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

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

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