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Instructions for Life: How Food, Stress, and Our Genes Shape Our Health

U-M School of Public Health experts unpack how our genes respond to changes in our diets, stress levels, and exposure to toxins and explain how this impacts human health. February 7, 2020. #15-30-mins #PublicHealth #podcast #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Genetics ...


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U-M spinoff offers free coronavirus test kits to researchers

Michigan Engineering assistant research scientist Jean-Marie Rouillard and director of genomics at Arbor Biosciences Alison Devault answer questions concerning coronavirus test kits and what they can do. March 11, 2020. #featured # #Engineering #web-article ...


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BMI Over Time Beats Genetics in Predicting Future Obesity

Michigan Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center''s cardiologist Venkatesh Murthy, M.D., Ph.D. discusses her research about how BMI from 25 years ago is a better predictor of obesity, compared to genetic testing. January 8, 2020. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab ...


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The Received Wisdom Podcast: Episode 3: Considering Ethical Responsibility in Science and Technology ft. Nicholas Carr

Ford School of Public Policy Professor Shobita Parthasarathy and colleague produce another podcast episode, focusing on ethical considerations and responsibilities of scientists, especially with the rise of technologies like gene editing. December 9, 2019. #30-60mins #PublicPolicy ...


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Genetic Testing for Inherited Risk for Cancer

Michigan Medicine gives an overview of why genetic testing could help in determining if someone is at risk for cancer. December 18, 2019. #5-15mins #Medicine #video #MichiganMedicine #Health/Wellness #Medicine #Genetics #Cancer


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Genes Linked to Sex Ratio and Male Fertility in Mice

A team of researchers from Michigan Medicine's Department of Human Genetics have discovered how to alter the sex ratio in mice removing genes from the X chromosome of mice, and hypothesize that it may be applicable to humans as well. October 17, 2019. # #Medicine #web-article ...


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This Protein is How Creatures Sense Cold, Researchers Discover — And it’s Found in Organisms Ranging from Tiny Worms to Humans

U-M Life Sciences faculty member, Shawn Xu et al., discovered the first-known protein that responds to cold temperatures. August 29, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #LifeSciencesInstitute #Science #Technology #Research #Genetics #ShawnXu ​​​​​​​​​


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Popular Genetics: How Learning About Our Genes Offers Both Benefits and Limitations

School of Public Health Professors Michael Boehnke, Sebastian Zöllner, and J. Scott Roberts offer their insights into the positives and negatives of the increasing availability of genetic testing, particularly when testing for diseases. July 23, 2019. #15-30-mins #PublicHealth ...


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Genes for Good: Harnessing the Power of Facebook to Study a Large, Diverse Genetic Pool

School of Public Health professor Gonçalo Abecasis conducts research using Facebook's vast user base to make genetic predictions and gather genetic information. June 13, 2019. # #PublicHealth #webarticle #SchoolofPublicHealth #Society #HealthandWellness #SocialMedia #Genetics


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Massive Sequencing Study Links Rare DNA Alterations to Type 2 Diabetes

Michigan Scientists conduct groundbreaking research identifying new genetic targets for disease research and developing potential drug solutions for Type 2 Diabetes. May 22, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #HealthandWellness #Science #Diabetes ...