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:1/22/2015)... Jan. 21, 2015  Analyst Report Issued by Small Cap IR. ... showed that planet-wide, transactions at merchants on the leading payment ... number of credit, debit, and prepaid cards reached 6.54 billion.  ... of fraudulent card usage in 2012, and credit and debit ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Infinisource has launched its new NXG series ... The G2 sets a higher standard for collecting attendance and ... solution. With plug-and-play installation, touch screen interface and seamless connection ... robust time collection solution for the small to mid-size employer. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... DENVER , Dec. 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday ... industry as Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the long ... Acuity forecasts that intensifying demand for smart phones, tablets, ... a global market of 2.5 billion users with nearly ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):$4.80 Near Term Price Target with "Buy" given by CapRock Research for NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) issued by Small Cap IR 2Infinisource's NXG series sets new time clock standard 2First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2
... May 17, 2010 Country roadways can be hazardous for ... with moose, elk and caribou in North America and Europe ... the salt pools that collect following pavement deicing. ... with males weighing up to 720 kilograms, their salt cravings ...
... from the University of the Free State in South Africa ... Central Africa in Belgium (Rudy Jocqu) discovered very poorly known ... the species described are new to science. The study was ... What is really unique about purse-web spiders is that, ...
... scientists have shown that a new experimental vaccine helps ... Middleton from CSIRO,s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) will ... the Australian Veterinary Association conference in Adelaide today. ... prevents the infection of horses with Hendra virus," Dr ...
Cached Biology News:Of moose and men 2Vaccine protects from deadly Hendra virus 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... advanced wound care, announces that AMNIOEXCEL® and AMNIOMATRIX®, ... added to the Premier, Inc. Regenerative Skin Grafting ... the AMNIOEXCEL® and AMNIOMATRIX® product lines, which continue ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ... MDT ) has submitted a pre-market approval application to ... use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ® II implantable drug ... with United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® (treprostinil) Injection delivered ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Texas , Dec. 24, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. ... on gynecologic disease, announced today that the Company ... including Oracle Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler ... Total proceeds were $10.5 million, before offering expenses.  ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 23, 2014 “Preparative & ... HPLC, Flash), Consumables (Columns, Solvents, Buffers, Valves, Guages, ... & Agriculture) - Forecasts to 2019” provides a ... opportunities, current market trends, and strategies impacting the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 2Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 3Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 5United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 2Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 4
... Crosse, Wis. - Pitney Bowes, a mail and ... data-quality management company Firstlogic in a $50.3 ... was announced on Thursday. , ,Company representatives said employment ... consolidation is studied. , ,The transaction is expected to ...
... and, in reality too, as an ultra-sophisticated, digitally ... agendas in shapes of large digital cyber-warfare torpedoes ... and direct hits took over. , ,Now there ... are either corporate elites or very smart solo ...
... -- Stratagene Corp. will appeal the jury verdict that Madison-based ... , ,Stratagene on Saturday announced its move in response to ... Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The jury awarded ... said in a news release that it "believes that the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Pitney Bowes to acquire Firstlogic 2Cyber-skating on one flat earth 2Cyber-skating on one flat earth 3Cyber-skating on one flat earth 4Stratagene to appeal verdict won by Third Wave 2