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What is a genetic test – benefits, limitations & how to choose the right type

A genetic test can identify the harmful or pathogenic mutations (variants) that are responsible for causing disease and can provide a diagnosis or assess the risk of developing the disease in the fut..

A combination of genetic alterations makes melanoma immortal

What makes melanoma (skin cancer) immortal? Scientists discover a combination of genetic alterations that enables cancer to live forever. A study published in Science describes how the combinati..

Seasonal Affective Disorder (seasonal depression) – symptoms, risk factors, causes and genetics

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is not far away. The days are colder and shorter. It is barely light when we put on our coats to go to work in the morning, and by late afternoon, the light is..

Ancient viral DNA in the human genome guards against infections

A recent paper published in Science reports that viral DNA in human genomes, embedded there from ancient infections, serve as antivirals that protect human cells against certain modern viruses. The r..

The genetics of height

Prospective parents often wonder what their child will look like. What eye or hair color will they have? Will they look more like them or their partner? Among these questions, height is also a freque..

Porphyria: the facts behind the so-called vampire disease

Vampires have existed in myth and folklore for hundreds of years and have a well‑established place in popular culture. Just look at the Halloween costumes on sale at this time of year and you will ..

Genetic disorders: monogenic, polygenic and chromosomal disorders

Genetic disorders are diseases caused by changes to an individual’s DNA sequence. Our DNA sequence provides the instructions for making the proteins essential to the human body and a change can mea..

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What is a genetic test – benefits, limitations & how to choose the right type

A genetic test can identify the harmful or pathogenic mutations (variants) that are responsible for causing disease and can provide a diagnosis or assess the risk of developing the disease in the fut..

All about genetics

Genetic disorders: monogenic, polygenic and chromosomal disorders

Genetic disorders are diseases caused by changes to an individual’s DNA sequence. Our DNA sequence provides the instructions for making the proteins essential to the human body and a change can mea..

All about genetics

All about Mendelian Inheritance

Have you ever wondered why some diseases run in families or why everyone in your family has brown eyes? It is due to genetic inheritance or how genetic material is passed from parent to child. The la..

All about genetics

What is a genetic test – benefits, limitations & how to choose the right type

A genetic test can identify the harmful or pathogenic mutations (variants) that are responsible for causing disease and can provide a diagnosis or assess the risk of developing the disease in the fut..

All about genetics

Genetic disorders: monogenic, polygenic and chromosomal disorders

Genetic disorders are diseases caused by changes to an individual’s DNA sequence. Our DNA sequence provides the instructions for making the proteins essential to the human body and a change can mea..

All about genetics

All about Mendelian Inheritance

Have you ever wondered why some diseases run in families or why everyone in your family has brown eyes? It is due to genetic inheritance or how genetic material is passed from parent to child. The la..

All about genetics

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