Researchers inch closer to better understanding of brain tumours in children
Certain brain cells may be inherently vulnerable to mutations that cause fatal brain tumours in children, says a study co-led by an LDI researcher.
New “atlas” demonstrates genetic influences on osteoporosis
A ground-breaking new study has succeeded in compiling an “atlas” of genetic factors that are associated with estimated bone mineral density, one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis.
Healthy habits trump good genes as keys to long life
The age of 90 seems to be a watershed time of life, when genes begin to play an increasingly important role in enabling some people to live to 100 or beyond.
Warning against “genetic over-diagnosis” in breast cancer screening
It is unjustified and potentially harmful to screen women for genes whose connection to breast cancer has yet to be proven, says an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists.