genetics

What Home DNA Tests Really Tell Us
What Home DNA Tests Really Tell Us23andMe recently gained FDA approval, but will it actually help keep people healthier?
New research, interest advancing retinal careTreatment of posterior segment disease is in the midst of a paradigm shift, says a panel of experts at this year's annual SECO 2017 conference in Atlanta.
Three-parent babies: What does the future hold? (VIDEO)For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at the recent spindle nuclear transfer performed in Mexico which resulted in a child, the first one created with genetic material from 3 adults, and examines the possible implications.
Is there a skinny gene?It has been often wondered why some people tend to be heavier than others and if a specific gene plays a role.
Genetic tests guide cancer therapy, improve efficacyAt the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting, an expert from the Moffitt Cancer Center will discuss use of genetics to guide targeted-therapies and immunotherapies.
Major strides for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
Major strides for cutaneous T-cell lymphomaResearchers are making important strides in better understanding the genetics of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL). This new knowledge could have major implications for improved diagnosis and, potentially, new targeted CTCL therapies.
Study of genetics in African Americans with glaucoma targets better careThe Primary Open-Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics (POAAGG) study is an ongoing 5-year NIH-funded study designed to elucidate the genetic architecture and comorbidities associated with POAG in African Americans, said Joan M. O’Brien, MD.
How a newly-discovered gene affects myopia
How a newly-discovered gene affects myopiaResearchers at Columbia University Medical Center recently discovered a gene that causes myopia in people who spend a lot of time reading or doing other “nearwork” throughout their childhood. The study was published in PLOS Genetics.
Blue eyes linked to alcoholism
Blue eyes linked to alcoholismResearchers from the University of Vermont have say that people with blue eyes have a higher chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics (Part B).
Exploring Precision Medicine's value
Exploring Precision Medicine's valueConsensus is building on the promise of genetic testing and other technological advances to help individualize testing, prevention and treatment for better outcomes.