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Tag: Genetics

  • Thursday, May 7th 2020 - 13:09 UTC

    Genetic analysis of COVID-19 samples suggest it is rapidly adapting to human hosts, UCL report

    A study by scientists at University College London's Genetics Institute found almost 200 recurrent genetic mutations of the new coronavirus - Sars-CoV-2

    A genetic analysis of samples from more than 7,500 people infected with COVID-19 suggests that the new coronavirus spread quickly around the world late last year and is adapting to its human hosts, scientists said on Wednesday.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 08:13 UTC

    New evidence from genetic data links obesity with increased risk of smoking

    The study was based on genetic markers of obesity using UK Biobank data with genetic information on nearly 450 000 participants.

    A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity, measured by the number of cigarettes smoked per day. These results were consistent in both men and women.