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Polygenic

A group of non- allelic genes that together influence a phenotypic trait.



Articles using this Glossary Item

79 rare obesity-causing genes catalogued

03 April 2017 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy

Seventy-nine rare genetic syndromes in which obesity is a major feature have been catalogued by Canadian researchers... [Read More]

Genetic test could predict age of Alzheimer's onset

27 March 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A genetic test based on 31 markers could be used to predict at what age an individual is likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease... [Read More]

Autism linked to cognitive genes

06 March 2017 - by Jamie Rickman

Researchers have discovered that genetic variants associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also correlate with higher intelligence... [Read More]

Genetic risk scores could predict Alzheimer's

11 July 2016 - by Sarah Gregory

Researchers looking at multiple genes have developed risk scores that could identify those most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in later life... [Read More]

Lab in a lunch box

09 May 2016 - by Craig Macpherson

The development of a portable DNA laboratory for professionals and enthusiasts raises questions about how regulations can possibly protect consumers in this rapidly developing field... [Read More]

New genetic markers for heart disease discovered

14 March 2011 - by MacKenna Roberts

An international research consortium has discovered 13 new genetic markers and confirmed ten previously identified markers associated with heart disease. The study, one of the world's largest, more than doubles the known genetic risk factors for coronary artery disease, a common cause of heart attacks and strokes.... [Read More]

Gene-ecology interactions and psychological disorders

26 April 2010 - by Dr Tom Dickins and Sima Sandhu

The models emerging from behavioural biology are increasingly sophisticated. They do not undermine the quest for candidate genes, but rather augment our understanding of why those genes might persist in populations and be differentially expressed across circumstances.... [Read More]

Families with monogenic disease

30 November 2009 - by Rosie Beauchamp

On Wednesday 18th November 2009 a Progress Educational Trust (PET) conference - 'Does Genetics Matter? Help Hype and the New Horizon of Epigenetics' - was held at Clifford Chance in Canary Wharf. The initial session of the day was called 'Families with Monogenetic Disease' and was chaired by Dr Christine Patch, Chair of the British Society for Human Genetics and Consultant Genetic Counsellor and Manager at Guy's Hospital.... [Read More]

New studies shed light on genetics of diabetes

30 April 2007 - by Stuart Scott

A series of newly released studies have made major inroads into the understanding of the genetic basis of type 2 adult onset diabetes. Four teams of researchers, from a mixture of academic and private institutions in the UK, America and Iceland, have uncovered seven genes thought to... [Read More]


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CROSSING FRONTIERS

Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

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London
8 December 2017

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Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Jacques Cohen

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Andy Greenfield

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross


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