May 1, 2016

Going Gray Really Is in the Genes

It’s well known that graying hair is caused primarily by genetics; if your parents went gray, you probably will, too. However, it’s only now that scientists have pinpointed exactly which gene may be responsible for this color change. A study published March 1 in Nature Communications identifies the primary gene responsible for gray hair, and argues… [Read more…]

Ambry Genetics Launches AmbryShare, the Largest Disease-Specific Public Database of Sequenced Human Genomes, Increasing the Understanding of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10 Fold

Pledges sizeable investment to collect, sequence, and share critical data to unlock true potential of the human genome, breaking the hoarding data mold that hinders medical progress ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Ambry Genetics, a leader in clinical genetic diagnostics and genetics software solutions, took a radical step to fulfill the promise… [Read more…]

Chronic Pain Changes DNA In The Brain And Immune System

Chronic pain is a poorly understood condition in which the nervous system consistently fires out pain signals for a long period of time, sometimes without an actual injury to trigger it. Compared to acute pain, chronic pain typically lasts for six months or more, and it turns out that it might change our bodies on a… [Read more…]

DNA Analysis Reveals How The Irish Became Who They Are

While many see immigration as detrimental to a nation’s progress, scientists understand that a massive influx of foreign people has the opposite effect. In a recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Irish scientists showed one way in which immigration spurred some of the country’s most important cultural advancements. The transition… [Read more…]

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