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Rheumatoid subtypes explored by PheWAS

DNA computer – iStock Rheumatoid subtypes explored by PheWAS by Paul Govern A phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) is a computer-based method pioneered at Vanderbilt by Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., using de-identified DNA biobank data linked to health care billing codes. ...

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Imprecise Diagnoses

Imprecise Diagnoses Genetic tests for potentially fatal heart anomaly can misdiagnose condition in black Americans Genetic testing has greatly improved physicians’ ability to detect potentially lethal heart anomalies among asymptomatic family members of people who suffer cardiac arrest or sudden ...

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Genetic Secrets Of Longevity Discovered

Genetic Secrets Of Longevity Discovered by Justine Alford Photo credit: Vinoth Chandar, “The Beauty of Old Age,” Via Flickr. CC BY 2.0 What’s the secret to living longer? Scientists have been pondering this for some time now and while we ...

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New Plant Chatter Discovered

New Plant Chatter Discovered by Justine Alford Photo credit: Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sceinces. Parasitic dodder attacking sugar beer. Researchers may have discovered a previously unknown form of plant chatter that allows parasitic species and their hosts ...

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What’s The Real Deal About The Atacama Alien

What’s The Real Deal About The Atacama “Alien”? by Lisa Winter photo credit: Sirius Disclosure Researchers made a mysterious discovery in Chile’s Atacama Desert in 2003. This tiny skeleton looked human, but had many features that left scientists scratching their ...

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Piebald mutation

“Piebald” mutation. The underlying genetic cause is closely related to leucism. Leucistic animals suffer from a reduction in *all* pigmentation, rather than just melanin as in albinos. In piebald animals, only certain parts of the body are affected.

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Bigfoot and Yeti : Are they real

Bigfoot and Yeti : Are they real ? by Janet Fang Researchers conducted a genetic analysis of 30 hair samples said to have come from so-called anomalous primates. And I’m very sorry to report : None of them have cryptozoological ...

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