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The influence of genetics on intracranial aneurysms

The influence of genetics on intracranial aneurysms

It’s important to understand the factors that can put brain health at risk. Research has shown that both environmental and genetic factors can increase the risk of an intracranial aneurysm, a weakened area in a blood vessel in the brain that causes it to dilate or...

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Primary biliary cirrhosis: a genetic liver disorder

Primary biliary cirrhosis: a genetic liver disorder

Primary biliary cirrhosis, also known as primary biliary cholangitis, is a disease characterized by progressive destruction of liver cells, which can lead to a number of serious complications. It is known that there may be genetic susceptibility in the development of...

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What role do genetics play in rheumatoid arthritis?

What role do genetics play in rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis falls into a very broad group of pathologies called autoimmune diseases. These chronic conditions are characterized by the immune system attacking its own tissues and organs, which can occur anywhere in the body.  The exact cause of autoimmune...

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Wilms tumor and genetics

Wilms tumor and genetics

The World Health Organization estimates that more than three hundred thousand children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year [2].   Wilms tumor is one of the most common childhood renal cancers, although its incidence is not too high: 1 in 10,000 children...

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Basal cell carcinoma and genetic predisposition

Basal cell carcinoma and genetic predisposition

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that exist. It usually appears in the areas of the skin most exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck or back, although it can appear anywhere on the body. Skin cancer is mainly classified into three types: basal...

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Hereditary diseases

Hereditary diseases

Hereditary diseases include a large group of diseases that are transmitted from generation to generation, they are those that "run in the family", and have a genetic origin, that is, the cause of the inheritance of these diseases is genetic inheritance. Therefore, to...

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Cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular health

The heart organ is a powerful pump that circulates blood, nutrients and oxygen throughout the body and, surprisingly, is the first organ to form during embryonic development. In Greek medicine, it was considered the most important organ, and today, the fact that heart...

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Health and Personalized Medicine

Health and Personalized Medicine

What do we mean by personalized and precision medicine?   Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that considers the variability between people, both genetically and in the individual's environment and lifestyle. This...

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Genetic Inheritance and Ancestry

Genetic Inheritance and Ancestry

Our blog always tries to be informative and approachable, and we write it with the aim of making it simple and understandable for any reader. On this occasion, we have allowed ourselves to be a little more technical in order to explain certain fundamentals of genetic...

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Effects of the sun on your skin

Effects of the sun on your skin

Effects of the sun on the skin The exposure of our skin to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and the absorption of this ultraviolet energy, causes changes in our body's chemical, hormonal and neuronal signals, which have subsequent effects on immune cells and...

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Cancer and Genetics

Cancer and Genetics

What is cancer? Cells are the basic units that make up the human body, and they grow and divide to create new cells as the body needs them, forming our organs and tissues. Usually, they die when they grow old or become too damaged, and new cells take their place [1]....

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Mental health

Mental health

What is mental health? Mental health is so broad and encompasses so many factors and areas of study that it is difficult to give a brief, clear and concise definition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, "mental health is a state of well-being...

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Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics

What is a drug A drug is any active physicochemical substance that interacts with and modifies the body to cure, prevent or diagnose a disease. Drugs regulate pre-existing functions but are not capable of creating new ones [1].   Drug action Generally, a drug is...

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Genetics and diabetes

Genetics and diabetes

Types of diabetes Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that indicates that glucose levels in the blood are very high and, over time, erodes systems and organs such as kidneys or blood vessels (1). There are two types of diabetes: Type I diabetes, in which the...

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24Genetics in Nature

24Genetics in Nature

Nature publishes the most extensive genetic study on COVID-19, with the participation of 24Genetics. 24Genetics, a leader in consumer genetics, has participated in the most extensive study to date on genetics and COVID-19. As part of HGI (Host Genetics Initiative),...

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Covid19 and 24Genetics: new developments part II

Covid19 and 24Genetics: new developments part II

COVID-19 unites efforts in research Since the early days of the virus spread throughout the world, research at the international level also began. Proof of this is the different consortiums created to fight the pandemic, such as COVID-19 High-Performance Computing...

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Covid19 and 24Genetics: new developments part I

Covid19 and 24Genetics: new developments part I

From the beginning of the pandemic, 24Genetics had it clear that it wanted to do its part in the fight against COVID19. Over the last few months, we have made an enormous effort and worked on new lines of development and research.   24Genetics free pharmacogenetics...

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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Over the past few years, we have experienced an exponential increase in data creation. From when our smartphone tells us how many steps we take, to count the times we get on public transport, to how many megabytes we spend on our mobile data rate.   Big data Just as...

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