Category Archive: Center for Applied Genomics

Feb 11 2015

Genetic Clues Found in Food Allergy Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genetic-clues-found-food-allergy-eosinophilic-esophagitis/

Feb 04 2015

CHOP Invited to President Obama’s Precision Medicine Announcement

The Precision Medicine Initiative, which President Obama first announced in his 2015 State of the Union speech, calls for new funding to build a national infrastructure to help sophisticated biomedical data flow from health clinics to DNA sequencing labs and back again as innovative treatments.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-invited-president-obamas-precision-medicine-announcement/

Nov 26 2014

International Team Finds Blood Disorder Mutation

An international team of gene experts has identified a mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/international-team-finds-blood-disorder-mutation/

Oct 06 2014

Genetic Study Gives Clues to Cognitive Abilities

A large genetic study conducted by experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine represents a first step in discerning the overall genetic architecture of cognitive abilities.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genetic-study-gives-clues-cognitive-abilities/

Sep 19 2014

Gene Mutation Helps Explain How Our Body Clock is Set

Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are investigating why some of us seem to need more sleep than others.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/gene-mutation-helps-explain-body-clock-set/

Jul 15 2014

CHOP Researchers Discover Postsurgical Pain Gene Variants

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child’s need for pain-control drugs.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-researchers-discover-postsurgical-pain-gene-variants/

Jun 11 2014

Autism Gene Networks Could Offer Treatment Targets

After analyzing the DNA from thousands of patients, investigators from Children’s Hospital have uncovered several gene networks that may play important roles in autism.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/autism-gene-networks-offer-treatment-targets/

Apr 22 2014

Rare Disease Project Makes Progress, Empowers

In the U.S., a disease is considered rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people. Many rare diseases have genetic origins, and almost 70 percent of Americans affected by a rare disease are children, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/rare-disease-project-makes-progress-empowers/

Apr 17 2014

Studies Find Genes Linked to BMI, Cardiovascular Health

Two recent studies expand the list of genes associated with body fat and body mass index (BMI), and their connection to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/studies-find-genes-linked-bmi-cardiovascular-health/

Mar 06 2014

New Gene Signals Likely Blood Pressure Drug Targets

The list of genes affecting blood pressure is expanding, as researchers pursue likely targets for therapeutics already in existence or in development.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-gene-signals-likely-blood-pressure-drug-targets/

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