Genetics

Dyslexia – Genetic Connections

While dyslexia is known to run in families, the role of genetics in dyslexia is still being determined.  Here is a quick look at some of the genes thought to be involved in dyslexia, which affects around 10% of the population. Two of the genes (KIAA0319 and DCDC2) identified as probably Read more…

By genelife, ago
Genetics

Genetics of Grinding Your Teeth

It never fails to amaze me how many of our quirks and traits have a genetic basis.  A study that came out last week caught my eye.  Bruxism (teeth grinding) is linked to a genetic polymorphism! The study, Genetic polymorphisms in the serotoninergic system are associated with circadian manifestations of Bruxism, Read more…

By genelife, ago
Disease Prevention

Mono and genetics

Ever wonder why some people get mono and others don’t?  Almost 95% of adults carry antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus that causes mono, but less than 30% of people are estimated to get mono.  [CDC.gov]   Turns out that there may be a genetic susceptibility to mono as well as environmental Read more…

By genelife, ago


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