Archive: 7/12/2008

Genes for 9 health indicators

A new genome-wide study examines genetic variants associated with nine metabolic traits and is the first to draw out novel variants from a population unselected for current disease. The traits are indicators for common disease ...

dateDec 07, 2008 in Genetics
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The genetic heart of the lipids

A new study presages a real aim of genetics: to look at whole populations to in order determine the significance of individual genetic variants for individual health. The research team, whose work is published in Nature Genetics, ...

dateDec 07, 2008 in Genetics
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For nano, religion in US dictates a wary view

When it comes to the world of the very, very small — nanotechnology — Americans have a big problem: Nano and its capacity to alter the fundamentals of nature, it seems, are failing the moral litmus test of religion.

dateDec 07, 2008 in Nanophysics
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