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genetic mutations

Tags: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRACA2, Angelina Jolie, DNA, genetic mutations
In 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote a now famous opinion piece for the New York Times detailing her journey involving genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. The filmmaker and humanitarian, whose... (read more)
Memory loss, conceptual artwork
Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, brain disorder, brain science, genetics, genetic mutations, genetic testing, apolipoprotein, lifestyle, genetic counselors
Do I really want to know? This is one of the most important questions people ask themselves before genetic testing. And this conundrum is more relevant for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease... (read more)
Group of diverse people
Tags: precision medicine, All of Us, NIH, environment, lifestyle, genes, genetics, genetic mutations, Breast cancer, BRACA1, BRACA2, Cancer, prevention, medications, diversity
There is power in numbers. When a researcher is studying the causes of a human disease, the more people involved in the study, the greater the probability that the study will generate useful results. With this in mind, the... (read more)
Girl connected with cables for EEG for epilepsy testing
Tags: epilepsy, children, human genome, genetic mutations, DNA, SCN8A, seizures, traumatic brain injury, infection, turmors, quality of life
Epilepsy is the fourth most-common neurological disorder in adults, and the most common neurological condition in children. About 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy over the course of their lifetime.People with epilepsy have... (read more)
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