Navigation Links
23andMe presents top 10 most interesting genetic findings of 2010
Date:1/12/2011

ow-genes-help-shape-your-shape/">http://spittoon.23andme.com/2010/10/19/snpwatch-apple-or-pear-how-genes-help-shape-your-shape/

Heid IM et al. (2010) Meta-analysis identifies 13 new loci associated with waist-hip ratio and reveals sexual dimorphism in the genetic basis of fat distribution. Nat Genet. 42:949-960.

2. Genetic variations newly associated with risk for childhood asthma

New regions of the genome associated with childhood asthma, a growing public health concern throughout the US affecting more than seven million children, were found by researchers from the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the GABRIEL consortium, as published in two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the first study, analysis of DNA from about 1,700 children with asthma and 3,500 controls, all of European ancestry, identified several genetic variants on chromosome 1 associated with the risk of developing childhood asthma. Many of these same variants were then also found to be associated with risk for asthma in a sample of more than 1,600 African American children with asthma and 2,045 controls. All of the newly identified variants are located near the gene that encodes DENND1B, a protein known to be involved in the body's response to foreign particles.

The chromosome 1 variants identified by the CHOP researchers affected the odds of childhood asthma in different ways depending on ethnicity. Versions of the SNPs associated with increased risk in African Americans were associated with decreased risk in the European sample. This is not unusual in genetic studies, and often reflects differences in the genetic backgrounds of different populations.

In the second study, researchers identified associations between variants on chromosomes 2, 6, 9, 15, and 22 and asthma in individuals with European ancestry, with stronger effects for childhood asthma. They also observed that a pr
'/>"/>

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@rubenstein.com
212-843-8287
23andMe Inc.
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Related biology news :

1. 23andMe receives NIH funding to evaluate web-based research on the genetics of drug response
2. Colossal fossil: Museums new whale skeleton represents decades of research
3. UC doctoral student presents research at international conference
4. American Society of Agronomy presents 2010 Fellows
5. AMP presents at FDA meeting on regulating diagnostics
6. AAPS presents therapeutic protein drug interactions workshop
7. ASNTR meeting presents Sanberg Awards to Prof. Lin & Prof. Dunnett
8. Latino Theater Company Presents Dementia Starting April 29
9. Hormone sensitivity of breast stem cells presents drug target
10. NYU School of Medicine presents biomedical researchers Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Awards
11. P&G Beauty & Grooming presents advancements in skin care at AAD Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
23andMe presents top 10 most interesting genetic findings of 2010
(Date:8/29/2014)... To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over ... patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers ... Dr. Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric ... to which the genetic variation within species is ... assistant professor of biology, and 14 other researchers ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi , ... discovered. The finding contradicts the common view that ... on scarce supplies of thiamine in the ocean to ... about the ocean," says CIFAR Senior Fellow Alexandra ... paper with CIFAR fellows John Archibald (Dalhousie ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from ... of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, ... species in the United States cause about $137 billion ... agricultural crops, clog waterways, kill native plants and more. ... app for reporting where invasive species occur, we,re more ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CCNY team defines new biodiversity metric 2Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins 2Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins 3Mobile app makes ID of harmful plants, insects in Texas a snap 2
... tightly to a tree trunk, at first sight a colugo ... leaps it launches into a graceful glide, spreading wide the ... distances of up to 150m. So, when Greg Byrnes and ... USA, were looking around for a mammal to carry the ...
... prompt people to reach for the greens and go light on ... people tend to eat more-nutritious meals at home than away from ... their emotional states before and after meals, add to mounting evidence ... sugary foods. "Over the course of evolution in a world ...
... scientist-entrepreneur who led efforts to map the first draft ... diploid genome and to construct the first synthetic bacterium ... of Pittsburgh,s Dickson Prize in Medicine. J. Craig ... prestigious honor during Science 2011: Next Gen, a showcase ...
Cached Biology News:Colugos glide to save time, not energy 2Home is where the healthy meal is 2J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., will receive Pitt's Dickson Prize at Science 2011: Next Gen 2J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., will receive Pitt's Dickson Prize at Science 2011: Next Gen 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014  Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX), ... of high-value and difficult to manufacture proteins including ... reported financial results for the second quarter ended ... completion of our initial public offering, we have ... product candidates, derived from our proprietary protein expression ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... on electrons, but one of the most promising technologies ... based on light (photons) instead of electrons. First, it ... of single photons and control their direction. Researchers around ... achieve this control, but now scientists at the Niels ... of photons emitted one at a time and in ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 The ... $5.6 billion in 2019. It is expected to ... to 2019, and was valued at $1.8 billion ... by Transparency Market Research. , For more information ... http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/companion-diagnostics-market.html . , The research report, titled “Companion ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 According to a ... Market” the global orthobiologics market was valued at USD 3,754.6 ... worth USD 5,519.9million in 2019at a CAGR of 5.9% from ... 50 years and above is afflicted by bone and joint ... the year 2020. This has and will continue to increase ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 2Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 3Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 4Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 5Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 6Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 7Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 8Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology 2Companion Diagnostics Market to Hit $5.6 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Companion Diagnostics Market to Hit $5.6 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Orthobiologics Market to Reach $5,519.9 Million by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Orthobiologics Market to Reach $5,519.9 Million by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3
... IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14 Assured Pharmacy,Inc. (OTC ... the,operation of its pharmacy located at 3822 S.E. ... under previous management, and is being,consolidated into Assureds, ... in Portland. Consolidating the Powell Blvd pharmacy allows ...
... East Coast,s Largest Independent Clinical Lab Services Company ... ... N.J., Feb. 14 MedeFile,International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... solutions, today announced,that it has signed a collaborative marketing ...
... DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 14 Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq:,BIOD) today ... 2007. The net loss for the quarter was $11.0 ... two pivotal Phase III clinical trials of,VIAject(TM) positions us ... to the FDA by the end of 2008," stated ...
Cached Biology Technology:Assured Pharmacy Consolidates Portland, Oregon Pharmacy 2Assured Pharmacy Consolidates Portland, Oregon Pharmacy 3Hayes Clinical Labs to Market MedeFile's Proprietary Electronic Medical Record Management Solution to Patients 2Hayes Clinical Labs to Market MedeFile's Proprietary Electronic Medical Record Management Solution to Patients 3Hayes Clinical Labs to Market MedeFile's Proprietary Electronic Medical Record Management Solution to Patients 4Biodel Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 2Biodel Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 3Biodel Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 4Biodel Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 5Biodel Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 6Biodel Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Results 7
... ultra-compact pump available in single head (T2-04 SH) ... use in portable air and gas applications. Delivering ... well in environments where DC operation, high performance, ... critical., Offers ultra-compact size, long life, and ...
... Combining linear motor and ballscrew ... pre-engineered Cartesian solutions that include ... management, and motors., , ... Pass through high-flex cabling for ...
... as building blocks, Parker can create ... solutions that are ideal for pick-and-place ... ,system, Parker can also integrate pneumatic ... and ,guarding., Standard or custom ...
Normal Hamster Serum...
Biology Products: