Genetics - Study uncovers new genetic variants linked to type-2 diabetes
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Graduate student Ubadah Sabbagh placed a cold glass slide on the microscope. It was getting late and the lab was quiet.
 
   Study uncovers new genetic variants linked to type-2 diabetesStudy uncovers new genetic variants linked to type-2 diabetes
 
After examining the genes of more than 200,000 people all over the world who have type-2 diabetes, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Veterans Health Administration's Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center found hundreds of genetic variants never before linked to the disease.
 
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Genetic sequencing can reveal evolutionary differences in reef-building coralsGlobally, the rising water temperatures caused by pollution and global warming have impacted the coral reefs that are dwindling at an alarming speed.
 
 
 Study shows genetic mutations allow MRSA to develop antibiotic resistance
 
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 Genetic dysfunction of brain astrocytes promotes head pain in familial migraine
 
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 Community-based genetic screening has potential to identify individuals at risk for inherited diseases
 
Community-based genetic screening has potential to identify individuals at risk for inherited diseasesIn a new study published today in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers behind the Healthy Nevada Project® suggest that community-based genetic screening has the potential to efficiently identify individuals who may be at increased risk for three common inherited genetic conditions known to cause several forms of cancer and increased risk for heart disease or stroke.