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Vaping Causes DNA Changes Similar to Those in Cancer: Study

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MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People who vape have potentially cancer-causing changes in their DNA similar to those found in cigarette smokers, according to a new study. These chemical alterations — called epigenetic changes — can cause genes to malfunction. They are found in nearly all types of …

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Global Analysis of Human DNA Tracks Migration, Identity

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) — In the largest such examination of human genetic diversity yet conducted, an international team of geneticists has used clues in DNA to track differences and similarities between people around the globe. Reporting in the Feb. 22 issue of Science, a …

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Scientists Spot 7 New Regions of DNA Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

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MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The discovery of seven new regions of DNA linked to type 2 diabetes could lead to new ways of thinking about diabetes and new treatments for the disease, researchers suggest. The findings were among the results of the largest study to date on …

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Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

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By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Testing the entire genetic makeup — or all the DNA — of tumor cells from women with advanced breast cancer may help identify patients who could be helped by specific treatments, according to new research. The approach is considered …

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