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Parkinson’s driven by inflammation, genetics and the environment – UAB News

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Written by Jesse Saffron, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Used by permission The reality is that today, we still dont have a treatment that slows or alters the progression ofParkinsons disease, saidDavid Standaert, M.D., Ph.D

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The Illusion of Genetic Romance – Scientific American

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Genetic matchmaking is entering the mainstream. The prospect of meeting and selecting potential romantic partners based upon purported DNA compatibilityuntil very recently the subject of science fiction from films like The Perfect 46 to independently published romances by Clarissa Lakehas increasingly garnered both scientific and commercial attention

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Accessing the World of Genetics – Stock Investor

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

As to diseases, make a habit of two things to help, or at least, to do no harm. Hippocrates The increasing ability of human beings to treat formerly lethal diseases has had a massive effect on the quality of our lives over the past century

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Layoffs at genetic testing companies reflect the changing market – The Verge

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

At-home DNA testing companies 23andMe and Ancestry each laid off about 100 employees over the past month, cutting around 14 and 6 percent of their workforces, respectively. 23andMe pointed to declining sales as the reasons for the layoffs, and Ancestry CEO Margo Georgiadis cited a slowdown in demand across the entire DNA category in a blog post

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The last woolly mammoths on Earth had disastrous DNA – Livescience.com

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Dwarf woolly mammoths that lived on Siberia's Wrangel Island until about 4,000 years ago were plagued by genetic problems, carrying DNA that increased their risk of diabetes, developmental defects and low sperm count, a new study finds. These mammoths couldn't even smell flowers, the researchers reported

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How to turn racists genetic arguments against them – The Irish Times

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

It was funny once. The perfectly square bit of dirt on the window.

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ABCA7 Gene Expression and Genetic Association Study in Schizophrenia | NDT – Dove Medical Press

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Kiyohiro Yamazaki,1 Yuta Yoshino,1 Kentaro Kawabe,1 Tomomasa Ibuki,1 Shinichiro Ochi,1 Yoko Mori,1 Yuki Ozaki,1 Shusuke Numata,2 Jun-ichi Iga,1 Tetsuro Ohmori,2 Shu-ichi Ueno1 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Molecules and Function, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Toon, Ehime 791-0295, Japan; 2Department of Psychiatry, Course of Integrated Brain Sciences, Medical Informatics, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan Correspondence: Jun-ichi IgaDepartment of Neuropsychiatry, Molecules and Function, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Shitsukawa, Toon, Ehime 791-0295, JapanTel +81-89-960-5315Fax +81-89-960-5317Email iga.junichi.it@ehime-u.ac.jp Introduction: Although ATP-binding cassette sub-family A member 7 gene (ABCA7) is known to be associated with Alzheimers disease, the relationship between ABCA7 and schizophrenia has been unknown.Methods: Schizophrenia patients (n = 50; 24 males, 62.1 0.50 years old) and age- and sex-matched healthy controls (n = 50) were recruited for the mRNA analysis. Additionally, a case-control study for the rs3764650 genotypes was performed with 1308 samples (control subjects; n = 527, schizophrenia patients; n = 781). All participants were Japanese, unrelated to each other, and living in the same area.Results: The distributions of the rs3764650 genotypes in schizophrenia patients were not different from that of controls.

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Mexico: Feed prices allow for production growth, genetic focus – FeedNavigator.com

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released new information regarding feed use and livestock production in Mexico in a report from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on Friday. Increasing livestock production in Mexico has been supported by the movement toward vertical integration in production and improved biosecurity, the FAS reported.

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Genetic Variants Linked to Disparity Between a Persons Internal Gender and Their External Sex – Technology Networks

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Some of the first biological evidence of the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may have been found in estrogen receptor pathways in the brain of 30 transgender individuals. Twenty-one variants in 19 genes have been found in estrogen signaling pathways of the brain critical to establishing whether the brain is masculine or feminine, saysDr

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Amyloid, Tau Buildup in AD Spur Gene Expression that Causes Brain Inflammation – Clinical OMICs News

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

New research from the UK has revealed that the build-up of proteins in neuronal cellsthe hallmark of Alzheimers diseasemight be affecting the activity of genes implicated in the disease. This novel discovery may help shed more light on how and why these proteins build up, and how they lead to neuronal death and destruction.

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Press Registration Reminder! Countdown to the 2020 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting – PRNewswire

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) heads to a new destination in sunny San Antonio, Texas in 2020.

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Bill moves forward to add rare genetic disease to newborn health screening in Va. – WAVY.com

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) A bill that aims to add a disease to newborn testing in Virginia passed in the House on Monday in a 85-12 vote.

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Myriad Genetics to Present at the SVB Leerink Global Healthcare Conference – Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc.

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Massive effort to document the genetics of European forests bears fruit – Science Magazine

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

A power drill helps a researcher extract a core from a tree included in the GenTree project. By Elizabeth PennisiJan

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South Africa: wild animals at risk of ‘genetic pollution’ – The Guardian

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Lions, rhinos and cheetahs are among the wild species at risk of irreversible genetic pollution from breeding experiments, scientists have warned.

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How to Argue with a Racist by Adam Rutherford review were all related – The Guardian

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Every Nazi had Jewish ancestors. Discovering this fact alone is worth the price of Adam Rutherfords engaging and enlightening new book. A geneticist by training, Rutherford is an accomplished writer who knows how to weave a fascinating tale from scientific data as he explains that our shared ancestry is far more recent than the small group of a pan-Africa species that left the continent 70,000 years ago

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A new genetic analysis reveals that modern Africans have some Neandertal DNA too – Science News

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Africans today possess more Neandertal ancestry than previously thought, a new analysis shows, though still not as much as most people outside of Africa. People who migrated out of Africa around 60,000 to 80,000years ago interbred with Neandertals. That set the stage for some human groupsto return toAfrica carrying Neandertal genes that spread throughout the continent, apparentlybecause those genes proved beneficial to ancient Africans, researchers reportJanuary 30 in Cell

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Terrace Global Announces Genetics Supply Agreement With Apollo Green for Acquisition of Genetics and Importation Into the European Union – Business…

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terrace Global Inc.

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Genetics research at BYU may not be what you think – Universe.byu.edu

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

See also BYU researchers contribute toward finding a cure for Alzheimers disease Genetics and Alzheimers researchers at BYU have made far-reaching contributions to their fields through two valuable campus resources: the DNA Sequencing Center (DNASC) and the Office of Research Computing. These resources generate data that is used by BYU faculty researchers, students and collaborators from other universities in their research

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How Genetic Testing with 23andMe Can Improve Your Health – Yahoo Finance

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Survey finds 23andMe Health + Ancestry results motivate customers to make positive lifestyle changes.

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