UNC Health Talk

Category: Genetics

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June 29, 2021

A Warning That Can Prevent Serious Disease

Genetic screening offers potentially lifesaving information.

Genetics, Genome

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March 18, 2021

What Are MPS Disorders?

This group of rare genetic disorders can have major health implications.

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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October 18, 2017

Should I Get Tested for the Cancer Gene?

Hereditary risks can be tested, giving you information and power to protect yourself—if you decide you want to know

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, Research, UNC Stories

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Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD

June 20, 2017

Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.

Cancer, Genetics, Lung Cancer, Research, Tobacco

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May 12, 2017

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromo...

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.

Eating Disorders, Genetics

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Chris Selby

February 7, 2017

How Life Survives: UNC researchers confirm basic mechanism of DNA r...

Findings come from an advanced DNA sequencing application developed by the lab of University of North Carolina Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar.

Genetics, Research, Studies

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November 16, 2016

It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of musc...

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.

Cardiology, Genetics, Vascular Health

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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, Treatment

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