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  July 17, 2019  
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   Does genetic testing affect psychosocial health?Does genetic testing affect psychosocial health?
 
A recent report from the Hastings Center brings out evidence for the first time that knowing about one’s increased genetic risk for diseases such as obesity, cancer and Alzheimer’s can actually alter one’s functioning negatively.
 
   Research reveals genetic cause of deadly digestive disease in childrenResearch reveals genetic cause of deadly digestive disease in children
 
Nearly 10 years ago, a group of Israeli clinical researchers emailed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) geneticist Len Pennacchio to ask for his team's help in solving the mystery of a rare inherited disease that caused extreme, and sometimes fatal, chronic diarrhea in children.
 
 Pathway Analysis After Genome-Wide Association Studies
 
Pathway Analysis After Genome-Wide Association StudiesPathway analysis is used to elucidate the impact of each genetic variant thought to be involved in a disease.
 
 
 Anorexia may be as much a metabolic disorder as it is a psychiatric one, say scientists
 
Anorexia may be as much a metabolic disorder as it is a psychiatric one, say scientistsResearchers worldwide assessed the DNA of 16,992 anorexia sufferers and compared the data with that of 55,525 individuals without the disease. They found that the eating disorder is not only a psychiatric condition but also has a physical element driven by metabolic differences between patients
 
 
 Study: Treatment of psychosis can be targeted to specific genetic mutation
 
Study: Treatment of psychosis can be targeted to specific genetic mutationTreatment of psychosis can be targeted to a specific genetic mutation in patients with psychotic disorders, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier. The study provides a proof-of-principle demonstration that treatments can be tailored to a specific genotype.
 
 
 Genetic contribution to distractibility helps explain procrastination
 
Genetic contribution to distractibility helps explain procrastinationWouldn’t it be nice to blame your genes for your procrastination? Now, using a combination of questionnaires and genetic testing, German researchers have found that with increasing dopamine in the brain, women tended to show greater tendencies to procrastinate.