Genetics

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Feb 24, 2009
Childhood abuse seems to cause lifelong changes in the brain damaging genes that are responsible for stress response.

The study conducted at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University in Montreal and the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences showed that suicide victims with a history of childhood abuse have changes in DNA expression.

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Mar 25, 2011
Nowadays many diseases can be prevented, if you know what's in your DNA. If you are really interested in your health and well-being, you can order a DNA Testing Kit to find out more about your genetic makeup.

The DNA Testing Kit by 23andMe is designed to make things clear for you. All you have to do is to order the kit and send the saliva sample to the company's lab, where your DNA will be analyzed. After registering your kit online and sending the saliva sample, you get the results in about 6-8 weeks and can start exploring your genome.

The DNA analysis of the 23andMe Kit can help you find out more about your risk factors for up to 95 diseases, your traits, your body's response to various drugs and your ancestral origins.

The 23andMe Kit includes all the essential instructions and materials for genetic analysis for easy use. All the information can be viewed and stored online. You have a chance to learn about your risk factors for diseases, including different types of cancer, Parkinson's disease, asthma and many others. Traits analysis will discover things like muscle performance or pain sensitivity.

Knowing your genetic makeup can help you take defensive measures early to prevent a host of diseases.

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Mar 11, 2010
Children receive far less genetic mutations from their parents that it was previously believed, a new study suggests.Previously, scientists thought that children receive as much as 75 gene mutations from each parent, while the actual mutations rate is less than a half.

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Dec 03, 2009
Women may live longer than men because they do not have sperm, scientists say.

The recent study conducted by the Japanese scientists revealed that the gene in sperm contributes to shorter lifespan in males.

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Jul 03, 2009
Babies born with the help of caesarean section have their DNA of immune cells altered, which increases their risk of developing such diseases as asthma and diabetes, a new study says.