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BMI Over Time Beats Genetics in Predicting Future Obesity

Michigan Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center''s cardiologist Venkatesh Murthy, M.D., Ph.D. discusses her research about how BMI from 25 years ago is a better predictor of obesity, compared to genetic testing. January 8, 2020. #5-15mins #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #HealthandWellness #Science #Obesity #Genetics #BMI #VenkateshMurthy ​​​​​​​​​​


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How Does a Single Protein Molecule Cause an Array of Diseases? The Story of the Magic Protein NLRP3

OLLI Study Groups is educating about how a single, malfunctioning protein can cause an array of diseases. #60+mins #universityofmichigan-other #In-PersonCourse #osherlifelonglearninginstitute-U-Michigan #Science #HealthandWellness #Genetics #OLLI #Education ​​​​​​​​​

 05-29-2020 03:00 PM - 06-05-2020 04:30 PM ET


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The Received Wisdom Podcast: Episode 3: Considering Ethical Responsibility in Science and Technology ft. Nicholas Carr

Ford School of Public Policy Professor Shobita Parthasarathy and colleague produce another podcast episode, focusing on ethical considerations and responsibilities of scientists, especially with the rise of technologies like gene editing. December 9, 2019. #30-60mins #PublicPolicy #podcast #FordSchoolofPublicPolicy #scienceandtechnology #Ethics #Genetics #shobitaparthasarathy ​​​​​​​​


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Genetic Testing for Inherited Risk for Cancer

Michigan Medicine gives an overview of why genetic testing could help in determining if someone is at risk for cancer. December 18, 2019. #5-15mins #Medicine #video #MichiganMedicine #Health/Wellness #Medicine #Genetics #Cancer


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Genes Linked to Sex Ratio and Male Fertility in Mice

A team of researchers from Michigan Medicine's Department of Human Genetics have discovered how to alter the sex ratio in mice removing genes from the X chromosome of mice, and hypothesize that it may be applicable to humans as well. October 17, 2019. # #Medicine #web-article #HealthLab #Science #HealthandWellness #Genetics #Microbiology #KellyMalcom #AlyssaKruger ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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This Protein is How Creatures Sense Cold, Researchers Discover — And it’s Found in Organisms Ranging from Tiny Worms to Humans

U-M Life Sciences faculty member, Shawn Xu et al., discovered the first-known protein that responds to cold temperatures. August 29, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #LifeSciencesInstitute #Science #Technology #Research #Genetics #ShawnXu ​​​​​​​​​


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Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics: A Practical Guide to Gene-Drug Interactions and Tests

Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is the practice of using information about an individual’s genetic makeup, or genome, to select medications that are likely to be most effective and result in the fewest number of side effects. Michigan Medicine is an authoritative source on PGx scientifically, and also has conducted the world’s largest RCT (n = 1167) on use of PGx in routine clinical practice for the treatment of depression, the most prevalent and disabling psychiatric disorder. This course will...

 10-28-2019 06:00 PM - 11-11-2019 07:30 PM ET


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Popular Genetics: How Learning About Our Genes Offers Both Benefits and Limitations

School of Public Health Professors Michael Boehnke, Sebastian Zöllner, and J. Scott Roberts offer their insights into the positives and negatives of the increasing availability of genetic testing, particularly when testing for diseases. July 23, 2019. #15-30-mins #PublicHealth #podcast #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Science #Genetics #Disease #biostatistics #Medicine #MichaelBoehnke #SebastianZöllner ​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Gene Therapy: Medicine’s Ultimate Frontier

#60+mins #In-PersonCourse #osherlifelonglearninginstitute #Science #Health/Wellness #Genetics #Cancer #Medicine #OLLI

 12-06-2019 | 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM ET


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Genes for Good: Harnessing the Power of Facebook to Study a Large, Diverse Genetic Pool

School of Public Health professor Gonçalo Abecasis conducts research using Facebook's vast user base to make genetic predictions and gather genetic information. June 13, 2019. # #PublicHealth #webarticle #SchoolofPublicHealth #Society #HealthandWellness #SocialMedia #Genetics