Category: Genetics

Senior woman reading letter while sitting at home

June 29, 2021

A Warning That Can Prevent Serious Disease

Genetic screening offers potentially lifesaving information.

Genetics

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Scientist pipetting a sample for genetic testing with a background of a DNA sequence

December 18, 2020

Can Gene Editing Treat Angelman Syndrome?

Scientists have determined how to overcome a genetic mutation at the center of this debilitating neurodevelopmental condition.

Genetics, Research

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little girl snuggles with grandma on a couch

August 11, 2020

Does Anxiety Run in Families?

A combination of genes and environment explains the development of anxiety.

Anxiety, Genetics

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five test tubes in a row

January 28, 2019

The Truth About Genetic Testing Services

Commercial genetic testing labs promise information about your health. But unless you go through your doctor, you likely aren’t getting the whole story.

Genetics

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Image of a patient and doctor having a conversation.

October 18, 2017

Should I Get Tested for the Cancer Gene?

A genetic counselor answers common questions about how to decide if genetic testing for cancer is right for you

Cancer, Genetics

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August 12, 2017

Thanks to a UNC research project, she can walk again

As UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg gears up to lead a $9.7-million renewal of the NCGENES project, we look at a story from the original study and how it changed the fortunes of a woman from Goldsboro, NC.

Gene Therapy, Genetics, Genome, News, Patient Stories, Research

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Illustration of two human figures with gears showing the machinery of the body concept

October 14, 2016

Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease p...

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.

Genetics, Research

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August 17, 2016

Succeeding with Turner Syndrome

Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.

Genetics, Research, Women's Health

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