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NHS hospital to trial genetic analysis for blood pressure patients

Volunteers will be sought at a blood pressure clinicMatthew Horwood/Getty By Adam Vaughan A hundred people undergoing treatment at a UK hospital are to get their DNA analysed in a pioneering trial. Around 85,000 people with rare disorders in the UK have already had their genomes sequenced through the National Health Service as part of the… Read More »

Large Study Identifies Genetic Variants Linked to Risk Tolerance and Risky Behaviors

Based on genetic information from more than 1 million people of European ancestry, results suggest the neurochemicals glutamate and GABA, but not dopamine or serotonin, contribute to risk tolerance An international group that includes researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has identified 124 genetic variants associated with a person’s willingness to… Read More »

The cause of half of all developmental disorders is a genetic mystery

Some mysteries of development are still unsolvedJohn Fedele/Blend/Getty By Michael Le Page “If we have more children, will they also have the disorder?” That’s the question parents ask after discovering their child has a developmental disorder – and it looks as though providing an answer is going to be even more complex than we thought.… Read More »