Tag Archives: Genetic

McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE ꜫ4) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia. In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology, Dr. Pedro… Read More »

Should newborns get genetic testing for adult-onset conditions?

Screening should be limited to conditions that affect children, UChicago ethicist argues In the last decade, genome sequencing has provided a wealth of information about risks for certain diseases. But should parents be able to get all of the sequence results of their children’s genomes, especially if the variants would not cause illness or symptoms… Read More »

Six-Step Process for Writing Anthropology and Genetic Engineering Essays

University students are typically required to write and submit certain academic compositions, which may include anthropology and genetic engineering essays. Writing such compositions looks easy to do, but actually doing so could prove to be very challenging. Some students may find it hard to compose genetic engineering and anthropology essays, not just because of the… Read More »