disease risk
Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs
Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs
Jef Akst | Jul 28, 2016
Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.
CDC: Olympics May Boost Zika Importation Risk for Four African Countries
CDC: Olympics May Boost Zika Importation Risk for Four African Countries
Tanya Lewis | Jul 13, 2016
People returning from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil will not substantially affect viral transmission in most participating countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Disease-Linked Genes Questioned
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2016
Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.
Outbreak Observatory
Outbreak Observatory
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 1, 2015
Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.
FDA OKs 23andMe Test
FDA OKs 23andMe Test
Kerry Grens | Feb 20, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration will allow the personal genomics company to resume a disease-risk analysis.
Autism in the Genes
Autism in the Genes
Jef Akst | Jul 22, 2014
Researchers determine that heritability outweighs non-genetic risk factors when it comes to the developmental disorder.
The Dark Side of Curing Cancer
The Dark Side of Curing Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2014
Panelists at AACR discuss the health risks that cancer survivors must face.
Married Cousins Boost Birth Defects
Married Cousins Boost Birth Defects
Chris Palmer | Jul 5, 2013
The largest study of its kind reveals cousin marriages and older mothers double the risk of birth defects.
Natural Alzheimer’s Protection
Sabrina Richards | Jul 11, 2012
Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Defense Facility Still Too Risky
Hayley Dunning | Jun 18, 2012
A second risk assessment of a proposed bio-defense laboratory shows major improvement, but still has serious flaws, according to an independent review panel.