Tag Archives: Genes

What genes cause asthma

Do You Know the Benefits of Walking? These conditions are coded for by a similar set of genes. Researchers now suspect the reason for this is due to the fact that every asthmatic has a unique combination of asthma genes. If you haven’t had asthma before and then get it because of the work you… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Prostate genes make it easier to detect cancer early

This doesn’t sound like much – the recent discovery of another 17 genes that raise the chances of developing prostate cancer – when we already know of six that do the same thing. But it’s a British research ­breakthrough that promises to improve prostate cancer diagnosis. The point is these extra 17 genes, which substantially… Read More »

How both mother and baby genes affect birth weight

The largest study of its kind, which has used genetic information from Bristol’s Children of the 90s, has led to new insights into the complex relationships surrounding how mothers’ and babies’ genes influence birth weight. The research, published in Nature Genetics, identifies 190 links between our genetic code and birth weight, two-thirds of which are identified… Read More »

Scientists identify genes tied to increased risk of ovarian cancer

Denise Heady A team of researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, will both help identify women who are at highest risk of developing ovarian… Read More »