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Genetic-mapping strategy to identify disease variants specific to population subgroups

Historical records are often used to learn about ancestry but a new approach, using genetics, is currently being applied. In a recent study, published in PLOS Genetics, scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine compared patterns of genetic variation found in populations in and around [...]

Genetic And Environmental Factors Appear Related To Comitant Strabismus, Study Suggests

Certain subgroups within the population appears to be at higher risk of developing comitant strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) and should be identified and monitored to allow for earlier detection, according to a study by Gail D. E. Maconachie, B.Med.Sci., and colleagues of the University of Leicester, England. Researchers reviewed available medical literature. Significant risk [...]