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Innovative 'genotype first' approach uncovers protective factor for heart disease

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 31-Jul-2014Cambridge, MA. Thurs. July 31, 2014 — Extensive sequencing of DNA from thousands of individuals in Finland has unearthed scores of mutations that destroy gene function and are found at unusually high frequencies. Among ... [Published EurekAlert! - 5 mins ago]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Fields of genetics

Genetics is the study of how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Genes, the primary object of study in genetics, is made of DNA. While our generation has seen extraordinary advances in the science of genetics, it is actually a relatively ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

HLA Match Likelihoods for Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Grafts in the U.S. Registry

— NEJM This article is available to subscribers.Sign in now if you're a subscriber. BackgroundHematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) is a potentially lifesaving therapy for several blood cancers and other diseases. ... [Published New England Journal of Medicine - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Fish Genes and Climate from Medieval to Modern Times

ReferenceOlafsdottir, G.A., Westfall, K.M., Edvardsson, R. and Palsson, S. 2014. Historical DNA reveals the demographic history of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in medieval and early modern Iceland. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281 : 10.1098/r ... [Published CO2 Science - Jun 25 2014]

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...Genetics at the Broad Institute and chief of the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit for the Center for Human Genetic Research at MGH. "By combining the information from detailed medical records with the information contained in the genomes of a bottlenecked population, we're uncovering rare variants that contribute to complex diseases."
"But we have shown that you cannot assume that raising HDL by any mechanism will help patients. Perhaps other mechanisms exist that can lower risk, but we will need to keep searching for them" Kathiresan added

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