Category list : Genetics
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For centuries the painful condition of gout has been associated with a rich diet but a new study that suggests genetics may be more to blame could help shatter long-held misconceptions, say researchers.
Chromosomal abnormalities and defective genes cause a variety of genetic disorders with specific features. This article is the last in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes
Genetic susceptibility to lower vitamin D levels and calcium intake are not associated with fracture risk, according to a group of international researchers.
Proteins, essential to the fabric and function of the human body, are produced inside cells using genetic information contained in DNA. This article is the third in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes
The introduction of routine screening and genetic testing for the relatives of patients diagnosed with aortic diseases could “potentially save lives”, claim UK researchers.
This article, the second in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes, explores cell division. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Genes are the basic units of inheritance in nature. This article is the first in a four-part series exploring the role of genes and chromosomes in inheritance, health and disease
Maternity care for pregnant women with a set of rare inherited conditions called Ehlers-Danlos syndromes “must improve”, according to UK midwifery researchers.
A new free course has been launched to help nurses and other health professionals to understand how genomics can battle bacteria diseases.
A book for recording children’s health and development has been updated with an optional new section to help identify a genetic condition, which may also stop mistaken cases of abuse being reported.