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Nicholas Volker was dying at the age of 4 from an unknown condition. Over 100 trips to the operating room and 400 days in the hospital, no doctors were able to pin point to the cause of his illness. As a last hope, doctors decided to sequence his whole genome …

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Studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics shows that smoking affects human genome. Researchers have conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation using samples of 16,000 participants. DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that methyl groups are added to DNA without any interruption of DNA sequence. Methylation can …

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Overweight and obesity are growing worldwide problem including in women in reproductive age. Maternal overweight and obesity are well-known risk factors that could affect several mental and physical effect to their babies. New study found that maternal obesity has linked shorter newborn telomere size by checking cord blood and …

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Recent studies have shown that people who eat fish derived omega-3 in their diet reduces mortality from colon cancer. The incidence of colorectal cancer in Koreans is known to be the highest in the world. (45 people per 100,000 populations, 2012 statistics) Colorectal cancer, which is caused by …

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Asparagus is very beneficial food for our bodies. It is good source of fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, C, E and K as well as iron. And many studies have revealed that it is known for anti-cancer effects, prevention of heart disease, and cognitive enhancement. Many studies have been …

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