FRIDAY, July 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Many breast cancer patients aren’t getting genetic counseling and testing that could help them get the most effective treatment, a new study finds. Only three-quarters of patients eligible for genetic testing after their breast cancer diagnosis actually received it, researchers reported July 15Continue Reading

THURSDAY, June 20, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A Colombian family’s genetics are shining a spotlight on a gene that might help protect people from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. About 1,200 out of 6,000 family members carry a genetic variant called the “Paisa mutation,” which dooms them to early Alzheimer’s,Continue Reading

MONDAY, June 17, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Genetics can play a role in a person’s odds for Alzheimer’s disease, and new research suggests differences in that risk are based on which parent had the illness. In a study of 4,400 people still “cognitively unimpaired,” there was higher buildup of amyloidContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 3, 2024 (HealthDay News) — There’s potential good news for a sizable minority of people battling advanced colon cancer. Doctors in Britain say that an immunotherapy drug, given before surgery, can help many more patients with a specific genetic profile stay cancer-free long term. The finding pertains toContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 3, 2024 — Mutations in a single newly identified gene are responsible for developmental disorders affecting tens of thousands of people worldwide, a new study claims. The gene – RNU4-2 – can cause a collection of developmental symptoms that had not previously been tied to a distinct geneticContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have conclusively identified the genetic cause of a rare, progressive movement disorder. A rare extra-long version of a gene appears to cause nerve cells to become poisoned by toxic proteins in people with spinocerebellar ataxia 4 (SCA4), researchers report. SCA4 causes muscleContinue Reading