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Hemochromatosis is the most common form of iron overload disease. Primary hemochromatosis, also called hereditary hemochromatosis, is an inherited disease. Secondary hemochromatosis is caused by anemia, alcoholism, and other disorders.
Molecular autopsy of dried blood spots can identify underlying cause of sudden cardiac death in a young person

Molecular autopsy of dried blood spots can identify underlying cause of sudden cardiac death in a young person

UCLA professor honored for contributions to the field of hematology

UCLA professor honored for contributions to the field of hematology

Genetic variation that regulates iron metabolism may enhance endurance performance in athletes

Genetic variation that regulates iron metabolism may enhance endurance performance in athletes

Novel nanoscale bio-probe could detect iron disorders

Novel nanoscale bio-probe could detect iron disorders

Iron overload, variant gene and malaria resistance linked in African study

Iron overload, variant gene and malaria resistance linked in African study

AMP announces recipients of 2019's Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics

AMP announces recipients of 2019's Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics

Study shows hereditary hemochromatosis behind many cancers and joint diseases

Study shows hereditary hemochromatosis behind many cancers and joint diseases

New enzyme may one day enable genome surgery that erases harmful mutations

New enzyme may one day enable genome surgery that erases harmful mutations

Congress’ cold shoulder sends shivers through community health centers

Congress’ cold shoulder sends shivers through community health centers

Inconsiderate supplementation of iron may impair ability to fight against Salmonella

Inconsiderate supplementation of iron may impair ability to fight against Salmonella

Kyoto University researchers identify specific gene as key regulator in iron uptake

Kyoto University researchers identify specific gene as key regulator in iron uptake

Opportunities and risks of direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests

Opportunities and risks of direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests

FDA authorizes marketing of first direct-to-consumer GHR tests for certain diseases

FDA authorizes marketing of first direct-to-consumer GHR tests for certain diseases

Researchers identify key hormone critical for preventing spread of bacterial pneumonia

Researchers identify key hormone critical for preventing spread of bacterial pneumonia

Mildly elevated body iron contributes to prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes

Mildly elevated body iron contributes to prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes

Minihepcidins may potentially treat serious genetic blood diseases in children, adults

Minihepcidins may potentially treat serious genetic blood diseases in children, adults

Invitae announces dramatic expansion of genetic testing menu

Invitae announces dramatic expansion of genetic testing menu

CLDF collaborates with Walgreens to offer free rapid HCV testing

CLDF collaborates with Walgreens to offer free rapid HCV testing

Minihepcidin reverses iron overload of hemochromatosis, stops susceptibility to infections

Minihepcidin reverses iron overload of hemochromatosis, stops susceptibility to infections

People with iron overload disease are more vulnerable to Vibrio vulnificus infections

People with iron overload disease are more vulnerable to Vibrio vulnificus infections