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Mayo Clinic-Led Researchers Confirm Gene Variants Associated With The Most Common Adult Leukemia

A national team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic has found that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are more likely to have similar DNA changes or variants in up to six genes, compared to people who do not have the cancer. The findings, presented at the annual meeting of [...]

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Genetic Testing for Inherited Breast Cancer (pkg)

One out of eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime and a small subset actually have an inherited copy of a gene that can greatly increase their risk. The news that actress Angelina Jolie chose to have a double mastectomy because of her high breast cancer risk is creating conversations about genetic risk.   [...]

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Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer's in African Americans

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a [...]

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A Powerful Gene That Triples the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

An international team, including researchers from MayoClinic, has discovered a gene so powerful it nearly triples the risk of  Alzheimer’s disease. It is the most potent genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s identified in the past 20 years. Mayo Clinic researcher Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., says, “The variant found in our study identifies a fascinating new Alzheimer’s [...]

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Friends & Positive Attitude Trump Disease Gene

Certain genes provide predictors of our health, but how well can the same genes predict our well-being? When it comes to the gene known as ApoE, researchers have long known that one of its four forms (known as ApoE4) is associated with risk for Alzheimer’s, coronary disease, stroke and diabetes. [...]

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A Colon Cancer Gene in the Family (pkg.)

A teenager never expects to hear they've been diagnosed with cancer, especially if it’s a type of cancer adults usually get. But the teen you’re about to meet has a gene that actually increases her risk of colon cancer because it runs in her family. Vivien Williams has the story of a family’s journey [...]

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