Genetics

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May 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For a woman who is pregnant one of the greatest concerns is potentially losing the baby during the pregnancy. A new report in the American Journal of...
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May 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For a woman who is pregnant one of the greatest concerns is potentially losing the baby during the pregnancy. A new report in the American Journal of...
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May 02, 2019 - 7:29 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over-the-counter genetic testing has become very popular. A case in point is a product called 23andMe, which has allowed people for the last nine years to...
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Dreamstime
March 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study from Rutgers has found that binge-drinking can trigger genetic changes that make people crave alcohol even more. Researchers suggest this is...
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Dreamstime
March 13, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What is most important as far as contributing to long-term success in a relationship? Some would suggest that luck plays the biggest role. Of course,...
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Insomnia
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March 11, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Do you suffer from insomnia? There are many reasons for having difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep, but according to a Nature Genetics study...
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Dreamstime
February 08, 2019 - 3:15 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A British woman is suing her father's doctor because he failed to warn her that her father had a genetic condition. The woman found out her father carried the gene for an incurable, degenerative disease after she gave...
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One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.
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January 21, 2019 - 9:05 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Using insurance claims data, researchers...
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Gene Editing
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December 29, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll finds they'd draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or taller. A month after startling claims of the births of the...
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