Tag Archives: specific

Autism is caused by kinks in ‘supporting’ DNA – not specific genes, major study finds

Autism is caused by mutations in ‘supporting’ DNA – not specific genes: Genetic screening of 1,800 families reveals why the disorder has eluded scientists for years US researchers mapped the entire genomes of 1,790 families with one relative who has autism They found mutations in tons of ‘regulatory DNA’, rather than specific genes, influenced the… Read More »

Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. According to the 40-person study published in the journal PLOS ONE, emergency patients who underwent a treadmill stress test and showed signs… Read More »