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Genetics uses information from one or two genes to explain a disease or condition, whereas genomics examines all of the genetic information to determine biological markers predisposing an individual to disease. This category includes news on DNA, genes, microRNAs, chromosomes, inheritance and evolution.
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What gaining and shedding weight does to our body

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:00
Putting on and losing weight even for a short time can result in dramatic changes in the body's molecular profile, according to a study of personal omics.
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Diabetes: Surprising gene discovery could fuel new treatments

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:00
Researchers have identified a single gene mutation that may be responsible for both high and low blood sugar levels in a single family.
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How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:00
Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer.
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How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:00
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.
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Your brain cell structure could influence obesity risk

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:00
A genetic predisposition to obesity involves a signaling pathway that occurs in primary cilia, or antenna-like projections on brain cells, says new study.
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Is Parkinson's disease passed on through genetics?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:00
Learn about how genetics affects the development of Parkinson's disease, and when to talk to a doctor about family history and genetic testing.
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Severe obesity may be caused by this genetic mutation

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:00
Using genome sequencing in a population of Pakistani children, scientists zoom in on a genetic mutation that is likely to cause severe obesity.
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What is piebaldism and what causes it?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:00
Learn all about piebaldism, a condition that is often marked by a white patch of hair known as a white forelock. We look at additional symptoms and causes.
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All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:00
A look at Waardenburg syndrome, a group of diseases that cause changes in the body and eye color. Find out about how rare it is and the diagnosis.
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Diabetes: Can gene therapy normalize blood glucose levels?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:00
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have shown that alpha cells can be reprogrammed into beta cells to restore blood glucose levels in diabetes.
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How does alcohol cause cancer?

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:00
It is established that alcohol can cause cancer, but the exact mechanisms behind the process are unclear. New research takes a more detailed look.
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Bad breath may be down to metabolism error

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:00
Using genetically engineered mice, researchers found a genetic mutation that may be responsible for chronic extraoral halitosis in humans.
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What you should know about morbid obesity

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:00
A look at morbid obesity, a health problem where being overweight impacts daily life and results in serious health issues. Learn more.
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All you need to know about hemarthrosis

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 15:00
A look at hemarthrosis, a condition where there is bleeding around the joint cavity. Here we learn more about its symptoms, treatment and causes.
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Why sleep deprivation affects each of us differently

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:00
Stayed up late drinking too much eggnog this Christmas? If you have a certain 'lucky' gene, sleep deprivation won't affect you too much, new study shows.
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Scalloped tongue: What you need to know

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 19:00
People with scalloped tongue have tongues with indented, rippled, or scalloped edges. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor.
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