Tag Archives: Genetic Profiling

One More Genetic Link in the Longevity Enigma? (BBC News / Sanger Institute / Nature Communications)

Summary People living in the isolated Greek villages of Zoniana and Anogia have a noted tendency to live well into old age. They have a lower than expected incidence of cardiovascular disease, including heart problems, heart attacks and stroke. It … Continue reading

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Eleven Genomics Medicine Centres Planned for England (BBC News / Department of Health / NHS England)

Summary The NHS has announced further steps in a genetics project, which will involve 11 Genomics Medicine Centres being created in English hospitals to gather DNA information. The aim is to support the 100,000 Genomes Project in research towards the … Continue reading

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UK Genomes Project: Genomics England (BBC News / NHS England / HEE / Nature Genetics)

Summary A revolution in medicine is in progress at research centres across the UK, based on unlocking the genetic bases of cancer and other diseases. The UK could become a world leader in genetic research, targeted therapies and personalised medicine. … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Research: Two New Susceptibility Genes (PloS One)

Summary An international collaboration of geneticists investigating susceptibility genes for Alzheimer’s Disease has identified two additional genes (chromosome 8 TP53INP1 and chromosome 14 IGHV1-67). These two genetic susceptibility loci appear to be involved in energy metabolism, protein degradation and the … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Genetics Research Breakthrough (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Genetics)

Summary An international collaboration of geneticists from 145 academic institutions investigating Alzheimer’s Disease have performed a meta-analysis of data about the DNA of 17,000 patients and 37,000 healthy people. Their analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified 21 genetic … Continue reading

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Quick Insight: United States Perspective on Dementia Research Funding and Progress (Cure Alzheimer’s Fund)

Summary This video gives an overview of the organisations and funding arrangements behind recent collaborative research work on Alzheimer’s Disease, and other form of dementia, in the USA. “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are … Continue reading

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Frontotemporal Dementia (BMJ)

Summary Frontotemporal dementia involves a diverse range of conditions which are a cause of young onset dementia. There is selective brain atrophy in the frontal and temporal lobes, which requires brain magnetic resonance imaging for accurate diagnosis. Approximately one-quarter of … Continue reading

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