• New gene variant linked to stroke
    Researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe they have identified a gene variant that can cause cerebral small vessel disease and stroke. The study is published in Neurology Genetics.
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  • Pharmacogenetic tests can benefit four million UK patients annually
    Four million UK patients could benefit annually from genetic testing before being prescribed common medicines, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in collaboration with Boots UK and Leiden University (Netherlands).
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  • Identical Twins Have Non-Identical Genomes, Study Finds

    NEW YORK – The genomes of monozygotic twins differ on average by 5.2 early developmental mutations, and about 15 percent of them have a significant number of such mutations that are specific to only one of them, according to a new study.

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  • Scientists discover protective Alzheimer's gene and develop rapid drug-testing platform
    A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer's Disease in human brain cells, in research led by Queen Mary University of London. The scientists have also developed a new rapid drug-screening system for treatments that could potentially delay or prevent the disease.
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  • New mammal reference genome helps ID genetic variants for human health
    The rhesus macaque is the most widely studied nonhuman primate in biomedical research. A genome sequencing project for this species, led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Missouri and the University of Washington, has created a new framework for study of this important primate. Research published in the journal Science has established a new reference genome assembly and identified more than 85 million genetic variants in the rhesus macaque, the largest database of genetic variation for any one nonhuman primate species to date.
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  • Genes play a role in common knee injury
    It has long been known that the choice of shoe, surface and type of sport can all be contributing factors when someone suffers an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now observed that genes also play a decisive role.
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