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AHA: Scientists May Have Cleared Gene Therapy Hurdle

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Scientists may have found a way to slip a special type of disease-fighting virus past the guard of the body's immune system and into targeted cells where it can do its intended work, according…

Scientists Spot Gene Linking Down Syndrome, Early Alzheimer's

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers are zeroing in on the genes that they believe are responsible for early onset Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome. The two conditions have long been strongly linked. The…

Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests. This…

Sugar-Craving Gene Helps Lower Body Fat, But Has Downside

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common version of a gene that makes you eat more sugar also plays a role in reducing body fat, surprised researchers report. "This goes against the current perception that eating sugar is bad…

Here's Another Reason to Not Marry Your Cousin

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to parents who are cousins have a significant risk for developing a mood disorder -- such as depression or anxiety -- when they grow up, a new study suggests. For adults whose parents…