Daily Archives: January 17, 2015

Asthma – Genetics play only a Small part in Risk.

Rare mutations do not explain “missing heritability” in asthma http://www.uchospitals.edu Largest study to date of rare genetic variants and asthma risk finds few associations Despite a strong suspected link between genetics and asthma, commonly found genetic mutations account for only … Continue reading

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Environment not Genes – Immune System Variation

Environment, not genes, plays starring role in human immune variation, study finds http://med.stanford.edu Improving gene-sequencing technologies have focused immunologists’ attention on the role of genes in diseases. But it appears the environment is an even greater factor in the human … Continue reading

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Drug Reverses Autism in Fragile X Mouse Model

Century-Old Drug Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Fragile X Mouse Model http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1 to 2 percent of children in the United States. Hundreds of genetic and environmental factors have been shown to increase the risk of … Continue reading

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