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Part 2 Autism and Redheads - The Canaries in the Epidemic by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 24 Jun 2010 12:00am By Teresa Conrick In Part 1  (HERE) , we learned that Autism appears to have a melanin connection with Parkinson's,  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Melanoma, Tourette's, Dystonia and Schizophrenia.  Melanin appears to be lacking or not functioning properly thus causing quite possibly, the motor disturbances ... Read on »
ADHD gene #6. Serotonin receptor 1B gene (HTR1B) by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:54pm ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #6: Serotonin Receptor 1B (HTR1B), human chromosome #6 (section q13) This is our sixth gene of topic in our discussion of ADHD genes. The Serotonin Receptor 1B gene (HTR1B). Like the 5 ADHD genes previously discussed, the gene HTR1B is thought to have at least some influence on the development of ADHD. (If you would ... Read on »
ADHD gene #5: Serotonin transporter gene (5-HTT) by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:54pm ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #5: Serotonin Transporter Gene (5-HTT, also referred to as "SLC6A4"): 5-HTTLPR long allele, location 17q11.1-12 This is the fifth gene that is being discussed on our list of ADHD genes. If you are not familiar with some of the terms in this post, here is a section on background information as it pertains to our study ... Read on »
ADHD Gene#4: Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase Gene (DBH) by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:54pm ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #4: Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase Gene (DBH), Location: Chromosome 9 (q34) Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) is the fourth gene on our list of ADHD Genes. For humans, it is listed on the 9th Chromosome ("q34" refers to a the specific location on the chromosome for the gene). For a list of the other ADHD genes that are be ... Read on »
Gene-Environment Interaction: Get Into My Genes, Part 2 by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Wed 15 Apr 2009 11:09pm The latest book I've been slogging through is Nick Lane's Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life (Oxford University Press, 2005). I *heart* mitochondria. Our silent ancestral roots can be traced through mitochondrial DNA (as can coyotes -- see previous post). Mitochondrial DNA are vastly different from our nuclear DNA w ... Read on »
Gene Genie #30 at Gene Expression by Bertalan M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Jul 2008 4:11pm The jubilee 30thedition is up atGene Expression. A great compilation of human genetics-related articles and blogposts. Read on »
Gene Genie #25 at The Gene Sherpa by Bertalan M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Jul 2008 4:11pm The25thedition is up atThe Gene Sherpa. Many thanks toSteve Murphyfor hosting Gene Genie! If you plan to host an edition in April, drop me a line (berci.mesko at gmail.com). Read on »
Gene splicing, SNP, Jumping genes, Transposons by Albin P. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 6:29pm I was looking for an easy way to explain DNA, Gene splicing, SNP, Jumping genes, Transposons and such to a non biologist without using too much technical jargons. And then I came across a study by University of Cambridge about how human mind reacts and learns written text , JUst see if you can read the following text, They are sure not spelli ... Read on »
Gene splicing, SNP, Jumping genes, Transposons by Albin P. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 8:10pm I was looking for an easy way to explain DNA, Gene splicing, SNP, Jumping genes, Transposons and such to a non biologist without using too much technical jargons. And then I came across a study by University of Cambridge about how human mind reacts and learns written text , JUst see if you can read the following text, They are sure not spelli ... Read on »
News About Diabetes & Genes -- New Genetic Risk Factors Found & New Blood Test to Test for Genes, Which Put You At Risk by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 8:10pm Lately, the news keeps coming in connecting genes and type 2 diabetes. Today, as MSNBC reports, thanks to the Associated Press, a new study -- one of the largest yet -- reveals that scientists studying more than 32,000 people in five countries found clusters of new gene variants that raise the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The study, which was ... Read on »