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Clinical Genetics

Articles on Clinical Genetics include topics on the role of genetic factors in human disease susceptibility by observation of patients and their families

Clinical Genetics Articles

Gene Discovery Sheds Light On Causes Of Rare Disease, Cancer
Researchers have discovered a new gene, FANCM, which sheds light on an important pathway involved in the repair of damaged DNA.

Date: 25 Jun 2009, Rating: 3.00

Most Carriers Of Fanconi Anemia Genes Are Not At Higher Risk Of Cancer
For almost 50 years, Fanconi anemia has been associated with leukemia.

Date: 25 Jun 2009, Rating: 4.00

Gene Responsible For Rare Form Of Congenital Anemia Discovere
The latest electronic edition of the journal Nature Genetics reports the discovery of a new gene responsible for congenital sideroblastic anemia, a rare disease, mainly characterized by the presence of ringed sideroblasts in the patients' bone marrow.

Date: 25 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Offspring Of Parents Who Both Have Alzheimer's Disease May Be More Likely To Develop The Illness
Adult-age offspring of parents who have both been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease appear to have an increased risk of developing the disease compared with the general population

Date: 25 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Prenatal Molecular Diagnosis For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Geneticists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have reported the world's first series of cases of prenatal diagnosis for women at risk of having a child with tuberous sclerosis complex

Date: 24 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Missing Genes Link To Psoriasis
Genetics experts have been involved in a scientific breakthrough which is helping to explain why some people may be more likely to suffer from the chronic skin condition, psoriasis.

Date: 24 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Colon Cancer Link To Obesity Uncovered
Study reveals the first-ever genetic link between obesity and colon cancer risk

Date: 24 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Vaporized Viral Vector Shows Promise in Anti-Cancer Gene Therapy
A new lung cancer therapy employing a vaporized viral vector to deliver a cancer-inhibiting molecule directly to lung tissue shows early promise in mouse trials, according to researchers at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Korea.

Date: 17 Jun 2009, Rating: 5.00

Gene “silencing” may improve success of islet cell transplants for diabetes
Scientists are reporting that a gene therapy technique called “gene silencing” shows promise for improving the effectiveness and expanded use of transplants of insulin-producing cells to treat insulin-dependent, or type 1, diabetes.

Date: 21 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease
The article attempts to explain what Cystic Fibrosis is and how it has an effect on people.

Date: 1 Sep 2008, Rating: 1.00

Genetics Not Significant To Developing Typical Parkinson's Disease
Genetic factors do not play a significant role in causing the most common form of Parkinson's disease

Date: 12 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

New Suspect, Apo B, May Factor In Genetic Cause Of High Cholesterol
Mounting evidence points toward a new suspect in the most common genetic cause of high cholesterol

Date: 12 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

Heredity Plays Big Role In Heart Disease Risk Factors
Heredity plays a major role in determining the blood lipid profile and heart rate variability of blacks and whites, two major risk factors for coronary artery disease, researchers say.

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.67

Genetics a key factor in premature infants' devastating eye disease
Genetics play a major role in predisposing infants to retinopathy of prematurity

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

New genetic mutations found that may cause cleft lip/palate
University of Iowa researchers and collaborators have identified new genetic mutations that likely cause the common form of cleft lip and palate.

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Landmark study highlights complex genetic risk factors behind type 2 diabetes
A UK collaboration of scientists has identified three new genes that predispose individuals to develop type 2 diabetes

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Scientists identify first gene linked to scoliosis
Physicians have recognized scoliosis, the abnormal curvature of the spine, since the time of Hippocrates...

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Genetics of gallstone disease
Gallstone disease is a complex disorder where both environmental and genetic factors contribute towards susceptibility to the disease.

Date: 27 Jul 2007, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

The genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a heterogeneous disease caused by the interaction of genetic susceptibility and environmental influences.

Date: 27 Jul 2007, Rating: 4.70, 5 pages

Cancer Drug Side Effect Caused By Cell 'Pump' Problem
A troublesome side effect caused by some cancer drugs appears to be caused by a broken "pump" in the liver that fails to push these medicines into a "drain," according to investigators

Date: 13 Dec 2006, Rating: 5.00