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Genotype

The specific DNA sequence present at a particular chromosome location.



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Skin colour genes study gives evolutionary insights

16 October 2017 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson

Some dark skin tones have evolved relatively recently from paler genetic variants... [Read More]

Six genes linked to premature birth

11 September 2017 - by Georgia Everett

Six key genes have been identified in the largest study of premature birth to date... [Read More]

Book Review: The Gene Machine - How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids

24 July 2017 - by Cathal Farrell

'The Gene Machine' is award-winning author Bonnie Rochman's book on pre-and post-natal genetic testing. In it she navigates through classical bioethical issues... [Read More]

Genetic disorders: empowering patients and families through information

12 June 2017 - by Arti Patel

'I've got the diagnosis, now what?' is one of the first questions families ask when they contact us at Unique, the UK-based organisation for rare chromosome and genomic disorders... [Read More]

Forty new genes linked to intelligence in humans

30 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A study of almost 80,000 people has identified 40 new genes linked to intelligence... [Read More]

Is there a right to genetic affinity with one's children?

24 April 2017 - by Dr Megan Allyse

Assisted reproduction returned to the international spotlight last month, when Singapore's highest court penalised a fertility centre that had mistakenly fertilised a woman's eggs with the wrong sperm. The woman and her husband sued for compensation equal to the cost of raising the child until the age of 21, claiming that the clinic's negligence had caused them to give birth to the 'wrong' child... [Read More]

The making of an Olympic athlete

25 July 2016 - by Craig Pickering

Is elite performance in sport linked to genes, training, or luck?... [Read More]

Alzheimer's gene affects brain development in children

18 July 2016 - by Chris Hardy

A gene variant linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease may affect memory and thinking skills in children, a study has found... [Read More]

Epigenetic variation predicts post-natal depression

03 August 2015 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars

Epigenetic variation can predict the risk of post-natal depression symptoms in women without a history of depression, researchers from the UK and US have found... [Read More]

Commercialisation and the moral obligation to create 'designer' babies

08 December 2014 - by Professor John Galloway

Although the word was not actually used (or at least I did not hear it), this was a polemic making the case for 'eugenics'... [Read More]

Gut bacteria contributing to weight gain may be inherited

10 November 2014 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash

Our genetic make-up influences the type of bacteria that live in our gut, which in turn influences how likely we are to be overweight, a twin study has found... [Read More]

Two genes linked to 'up to ten percent of severe violent crime'

03 November 2014 - by Arit Udoh

Common variants of two genes linked to behaviour can significantly raise the likelihood of violent criminal behavior, a study - which has received a mixed reaction from expert commentators - suggests... [Read More]

Schizophrenia Genetics: A Revolution with a Dash of Caution

28 July 2014 - by Dr Gerome Breen

The paper detailing 100 genes associated with schizophrenia has made many psychiatric genetics researchers very happy, bringing a not-inconsiderable amount of relief that they have been proven at least partially correct... [Read More]

So many genes, so close to home

12 May 2014 - by Matthew Thomas

Is it possible to trace your DNA back through time, up to a millennium ago, to find a single home from which your ancestors came?... [Read More]

Event Review: Should Genes be Public?

03 March 2014 - by Karen Birmingham

The eight professors, including two Knights, who contributed to this event, were given a relatively easy time by the public, possibly because there was little time for questions or perhaps because the case for mass genotyping projects had been convincing... [Read More]

Gene links stress to heart attacks

06 January 2014 - by Dr Louisa Petchey

The same genetic variant that makes some people more prone to stress has been shown to increase the risk of having and dying from a heart attack... [Read More]

Back to school - using genetics to personalise education

28 October 2013 - by Dr John Gillott

Dominic Cummings and Robert Plomin are claiming a great deal about the effect of genetics on intelligence, some of which is sound, some of which is not and some of which is very speculative... [Read More]

23 and your sperm donor?

21 October 2013 - by Dr Ruth Stirton

23andMe describes its Inheritance Calculator as an engaging way for their clients to 'dip their toes into genetics' providing an opportunity to explore the 'fun traits like eye colour and muscle performance'[2] that their offspring might inherit.... [Read More]

'Til our genes do us part: secret to a happy marriage may lie in DNA

14 October 2013 - by Dr Lanay Griessner

Researchers in the USA may have come up with some of the first evidence linking genes, emotion and marital satisfaction... [Read More]

Gene variant explains statin side effects for some

02 September 2013 - by Dr Victoria Burchell

A variant of a gene involved in energy storage in muscles may be linked to problems experienced by some users of the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins... [Read More]

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