Study identifies possible genetic link between children’s language and mental health

A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health. The University of York-led study examined genetic variants in six genes that are thought to contribute to language development in children. The researchers used Polygenic scoring, a statistical technique Continue Reading

Study identifies genetic differences that may increase risk of obesity, diabetes

In a Finnish study that included researchers from UCLA, the DNA from nearly 20,000 people was harnessed to identify genetic mutations that may increase the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and other diseases and conditions. The findings, published in the journal Nature, suggest the potential for using genomic sequencing to Continue Reading