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Link Between Mothers Depression and Violence in Children

...r. Hay says, “It is also possible that babies with heritable difficult temperament provoke depression in their mothers and that the child’s later violence is entirely explained by pre-existing factors within the child.” ...

Bone Fractures In Elderly Can Be Genetical

...tive contribution of genes versus environment). If heritable factors contribute to fractures, monozygotic twins (who have all the same genes, commonly called identical twins) are more likely to have similar rates of fracture than dizygotic twins (who share about half the same genes, commonly called fraternal t...

Women Are Genetically More Prone To Depression

...lar, we have shown that depression is a moderately heritable disorder, suggesting that genetic factors are important, but by no means overwhelming," said Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D., a professor of psychiatry and human genetics in VCU’s School of Medicine and lead author on the study. Kendler said there may be...

Beautiful Couples Tend To Have More Daughters

...hild. This is because physical attractiveness is heritable and because daughters benefit from attractiveness more than sons. He said that this is bases on which each sex have survived for long years. Men’s reproductive success depends largely on status and women’s on the youth and physical attractiveness. Th...

Scientists Review Loeys-Dietz Syndrome in the Largest Ever Study to date

...arfan and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes both are similar heritable conditions with overlapping symptoms that affect the connective tissue, the tissue that holds the body together. Marfan syndrome can affect many body systems, including the skeleton, eyes, heart and blood vessels, nervous system, skin and lungs. The ...

Environmental Toxin Causes Heritable Adult-Onset Diseases

...an environmental toxin can permanently reprogram a heritable trait also may alter our concept of evolutionary biology. Traditional evolutionary theory maintains that the environment is primarily a backdrop on which selection takes place, and that differences between individuals arise from random mutations in t...

Nicotine Dependence Gene Mapped to Chromosome 5

... percent or more of tobacco use is associated with heritable factors. We are using genetic linkage analysis can be used to identify genomic risk loci.” The study population included 634 small nuclear families with multiple individuals affected by cocaine or opioid dependence. Most also provided nicotine depen...

Young People Who Died Suddenly, Inexplicably Had Genetic Heart Defects

...d that more than one-third died due to potentially heritable genetic defects that impair the heart’s rhythm center. The defects were caused by mutations, which can be thought of as spelling errors in the genetic code. The defects produced one of two abnormal heart rhythm conditions: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) a...

Salk Scientists - Links Between Cancer and Aging

...ualizing chromosomes of cells from patients with a heritable premature aging disease known as Werner Syndrome. In a study to be published in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences researchers led by Jan Karlseder, Ph.D., assistant professor in Salk's Regulatory Bio...

Mutation In PALB2 Elevates Risk of Cancer

...luate the newly detected PALB2 gene as a potential heritable breast cancer susceptibility candidate by screenin... this Finnish founder mutation may be important in heritable prostate cancer as well. Male breast cancer and colorectal cancer cases did not display the mutation...

Drink, Binge and the Genetic Link

... of the total risk for alcoholism is attributed to heritable factors. More than a dozen genes have been identif...ography (EEG). The electrophysiological pattern is heritable and tends to differ markedly between the alcoholics and the non-alcoholics. The characteristic patte...

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