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Glossary

Linkage analysis

A genetic technique used to track the inheritance of a genetic condition through a family, using genetic markers closely linked to the suspected disease gene.



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Gene that protects against Alzheimer's disease found

04 December 2017 - by Ewa Zotow

Researchers have discovered a gene which may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease... [Read More]

Genetic flaw leaves no trace – mutation causing a lack of fingerprints identified

08 August 2011 - by Suzanne Elvidge

Imagine getting to immigration and struggling to get into a country, not because you don't have a passport or legal status, but because you have no fingerprints. People with adermatoglyphia, also known as 'immigration delay disease', have missing fingerprints from birth, and have reduced levels of sweat glands in their skin. Researchers now think they have isolated the genetic mutation behind this rare disorder.... [Read More]

DNA affecting the severity of cystic fibrosis discovered

31 May 2011 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

Two genetic regions that might explain some differences in disease severity in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients have been identified by US and Canadian researchers. The two regions contain genes that can modify lung function... [Read More]

DNA used to pinpoint ancestors' villages

12 July 2010 - by Dr Rachael Panizzo

An individual's genome can be used to accurately predict their ancestral origin, to the nearest five miles, a new study has found... [Read More]

New light cast on genetic influences on autism

18 October 2009 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy

A large genetic study has uncovered a single 'letter' change in DNA which is associated with autism. The multi-national collaborative team, who published their findings in Nature, also identified two further regions of the genome which could contain other rarer genetic changes that have an even greater influence on the condition. Coinciding with these discoveries and publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by Pro... [Read More]


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