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China to tighten rules on foreigners using genetic material

FILE PHOTO: A researcher inserts a sample into a receptacle inside the “DNA Lab” at the Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen, southern China March 3, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China said on Monday it will tighten regulations on human genetic material, putting checks on the passing of it abroad and insisting that… Read More »

Global study identifies genetic risk factors linked to bipolar disorder

A global team of researchers have identified 30 areas of the human genome where variations in genetic code can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder. The study, conducted by the Bipolar Disorder Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, compared genetic variations in over 29,000 people with bipolar disorder, including more than 4,000 from the Bipolar… Read More »

Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »