Screening Could Help Identify Familial Hypercholesterolemia
WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 -- Screening for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) by combining clinical criteria with genetic testing could increase the yield of FH screening programs, according to a study published online May 18 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetic and Environmental Scores for CRC Risk Stratification Genetic and Environmental Scores for CRC Risk Stratification
A newly developed risk prediction model that incorporates both genetic and environmental factors could lead to the earlier identification of patients at high risk for colorectal cancer.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

NSW announces new inquiry into Kathleen Folbigg ’s conviction over her children’s deaths
Scientists had called for Folbigg ’s release after it was discovered two daughters had a genetic variant that can cause sudden deathFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingTheNew South Wales attorney general has ordered a second public inquiry into the conviction of the woman dubbed “Australia’s worst female serial killer”, amid claims that new scientific evidence could clear Kathleen Folbigg over the deaths of her four children.On Wednesday the NSW attorney general, Mark Speakman, announced the inquiry would consider whether there was “questio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: New South Wales New South Wales politics Crime - Australia Australia news Science Genetics Source Type: news

Vyriad, Inc. Raises $29.5M in Series B Funding Led by Renowned Genetics Entrepreneur
ROCHESTER, Minn., May 17, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vyriad, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing oncolytic virus therapies to treat a wide range of cancers, today announced $29.5M in new funding led by Mr. Harry ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital Vyriad, oncolytic virus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeting the Uneven Burden of Kidney Disease on Black Americans
New treatments aim for a gene variant causing the illness in people of sub-Saharan African descent. Some experts worry that focus will neglect other factors. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Kidneys Genetics and Heredity Black People Discrimination Research Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sleeping Sickness North Carolina Tests (Medical) Sickle Cell Anemia Source Type: news

What a Gene and Its Risks Could Mean for Kidney Transplants
Kidneys from Black donors are automatically downgraded in transplant assessments, but studying a gene variant could help change that. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Kidneys Transplants Genetics and Heredity Research Black People Discrimination Source Type: news

St. Jude scientists develop new tool to identify genetic predispositions for rare diseases
"CoCoRV is built upon the experience we have from working with many, many sets of sequencing data at St. Jude." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 17, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Aishwarya Airy Source Type: news

Loving cuddles tragically led to baby James's death
James had a rare genetic condition called severe combined immunodeficiency. He was effectively born without an immune system, making the mildest cold potentially fatal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Register for the 2022 European Worm Meeting
Dear friends and colleagues, The European Worm Meeting will once again take place in person this summer, July 27-30 2022 in Vienna. See our poster for our line-up of exciting invited speakers. To register and submit your abstract please visit the meeting website: https://ewm2022.univie.ac.at Our deadlines are as follows:Meeting registration: 31 MayAbstract submission: 1 June (for consideration for a talk)/ 1 July (poster only) Please note that this meeting will follow on directly from CeNeuro 2022 at the same venue.  We hope to see many of you there, so please spread the news to anyone who might be intere...
Source: WormBase - May 16, 2022 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: community meetings news Uncategorized EWM Source Type: news

Genetic architecture of 11 major psychiatric disorders at biobehavioral, functional genomic and molecular genetic levels of analysis - Grotzinger AD, Mallard TT, Akingbuwa WA, Ip HF, Adams MJ, Lewis CM, McIntosh AM, Grove J, Dalsgaard S, Lesch KP, Strom N, Meier SM, Mattheisen M, B ørglum AD, Mors O, Breen G, Lee PH, Kendler KS, Smoller JW, Tucker-Drob EM, Nivard MG.
We interrogate the joint genetic architecture of 11 major psychiatric disorders at biobehavioral, functional genomic and molecular genetic levels of analysis. We identify four broad factors (neurodevelopmental, compulsive, psychotic and internalizing) that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Genetic testing revolution is giving new hope to cancer patients
Aubrey Line, from Wootton, Bedfordshire, was 16 months old when scans revealed a tumour had wrapped itself around the heart and aorta - a major artery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disease-resistant pigs and oily plants – why UK scientists seek to alter food genes
Experts welcome planned laws on the use of genetic technology, but say growing global crises demand urgent actionOn 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson stood outside 10 Downing Street and delivered his first speech as prime minister. Among the many pledges he made was a promise that he was going “to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti-genetic modification rules”. Such a move would allow the nation to “develop the blight-resistant crops that will feed the world”, he added.Almost three years later, Johnson ’s government has eventually got round to outlining, inlast week ’s Queen’s speech, how ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: GM Genetics Agriculture Food Farming Science Environment Boris Johnson Biology Politics UK news Source Type: news

‘Phage therapy’ successes boost fight against drug-resistant infections
Two US patients recover from intractable infections, giving hope for treatments beyond antibioticsTwo US patients have recovered from intractable infections after being treated with a pioneering therapy involving genetically engineered bacteria-killing viruses.The cases raise hopes that so-called phage therapy could be used more widely to combat the global crisis of drug-resistant infections. One of the patients, Jarrod Johnson, a 26-year-old man with cystic fibrosis, was approaching death after suffering a chronic lung infection that resisted treatment by antibiotics for six years. After being given the phage therapy, his...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Antibiotics Society Science UK news US news World news Colorado Source Type: news

Ask the Mayo Mom: Polycystic kidney disease can affect children, too
Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts, which are noncancerous sacs containing fluid, vary in size, and they can grow to be large. This disorder can occur in children and adults. The two main types of polycystic kidney disease, caused by different genetic flaws, are: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Signs and symptoms of ADPKD often develop… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 13, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Some Smokers Don't Get Lung Cancer; Genetics Might Be Why
Smoking can cause cell mutations that lead to lung cancer, but some people appear to have a genetic defense against it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news