Genetic research has a serious diversity problem, new study from UNC finds

Genetic research has a serious diversity problem, new study from UNC finds

Almost 90% of the thousands of federally funded “epigenetic” studies conducted over the last decade relied exclusively on gene samples from white people, UNC researchers have found. That means any medical treatments that grow out of that research will mostly benefit white people. “It’s not just European-origin individuals who have better access to health care,” … Read more

Biology Professor’s Genetics Research Awarded $374K NIH Grant

Biology Professor’s Genetics Research Awarded 4K NIH Grant

06/30/2022 By Edwin L. Aguirre Biology Asst. Prof. Teresa Lee’s research to understand what information is passed between generations, from parent to child, has been awarded a three-year, $374,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Generational studies suggest that stress or trauma experienced by our ancestors can affect the health and behavior of … Read more

High court: Arizona can enforce the genetic issue abortion ban

High court: Arizona can enforce the genetic issue abortion ban

PHOENIX (AP) — The US Supreme Court on Thursday allowed enforcement of a 2021 Arizona law that lets prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. The decision comes in the wake of the high court’s June 24 decision that said women … Read more

Couples to get co-funding to help pay for pre-implantation genetic testing during IVF

Couples to get co-funding to help pay for pre-implantation genetic testing during IVF

SINGAPORE: A new co-funding scheme will be introduced for couples undergoing two types of pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT), the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Thursday (Jun 30). PGT is the process where embryonic cells are tested for previously identified genetic abnormalities. This allows doctors to select healthy embryos for implantation to the womb during … Read more

What role can genetics play in ‘designing’ more sustainable crops, livestock and trees?

What role can genetics play in ‘designing’ more sustainable crops, livestock and trees?

The ability to engineer genomes and kinker with DNA sequences with ease, speed, and scale is inspiring breeders of all biological entities. Genome engineers have used CRISPR tools in species from viruses and bacteria to plants and trees (whose genome can be 10 times larger than the human genome), including species in food and agriculture … Read more

High Court: Arizona Can Enforce Genetic Issue Abortion Ban | Arizona News

High Court: Arizona Can Enforce Genetic Issue Abortion Ban |  Arizona News

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The US Supreme Court on Thursday allowed enforcement of a 2021 Arizona law that lets prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. The decision comes in the wake of the high court’s June … Read more

Novel gene for Alzheimer’s disease in women i

Novel gene for Alzheimer’s disease in women i

(Boston)—Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 5.8 million individuals in the US scientists have discovered some genetic variants that increase the risk for developing Alzheimer’s; the most well-known of these for people over the age of 65 is the APOE ε4 allele. Approximately … Read more

Global Expanded Carrier Screening Market 2022 Industry Growth – Invitae, Fulgent Genetics, LabCorp, VCGS – Designer Women

Global Expanded Carrier Screening Market 2022 Industry Growth – Invitae, Fulgent Genetics, LabCorp, VCGS – Designer Women

According to the latest report issued by MRInsights.bizthe Global Expanded Carrier Screening Market is expected to develop significantly from 2022 till 2028. In terms of sales and revenue, the research paper provides a market share analysis. The research investigates the Expanded Carrier Screening market by looking at market dynamics, current trends, issues, challenges, competition analysis, … Read more

Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC Acquires 200 Shares of Fulgent Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLGT)

Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC Acquires 200 Shares of Fulgent Genetics, Inc.  (NASDAQ:FLGT)

Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC grew its holdings in Fulgent Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLGT – Get Rating) by 4.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,070 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC’s … Read more

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease

The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and women. But researchers did not find an association between MGMT and Alzheimer’s in men. “It’s a female-specific finding — perhaps one of the strongest associations of a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s in women,” … Read more