Advertisement

Topics

Flipping the switch on height variation

20:00 EDT 2 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Harvard University) A new Harvard study has discovered a genetic 'switch' that changes the activity of a key skeletal gene related to height, and pinpointed a genetic variant in the switch that favors shortness and is far more prevalent among Eurasian populations than expected. The study also uncovered a surprising link - between the sequence that favors shortness and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.

Original Article: Flipping the switch on height variation

NEXT ARTICLE

More From BioPortfolio on "Flipping the switch on height variation"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topics

Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is the application of computer software and hardware to the management of biological data to create useful information. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied...

Arthritis
Arthritis is by definition the inflammation of one or more joints, characterized by swelling, pain, warmth, redness and diminished range of joint movement (Oxford Medical Dictionary). There are many different types; Noninflammatory; Osteoarthritis, N...