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Genetic risk scores on their own aren't that good at predicting health

Polygenic risk scores estimate your likelihood of developing some health conditionsAndrew Brookes/Getty By Adam Vaughan The UK’s health secretary said last week that he had booked a blood test because genetic testing revealed he had a high risk of getting prostate cancer. But a new study suggests that this type of genetic technique may not yet be accurate… Read More »

Identical twins light the way for new genetic cause of arthritis

Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease. By investigating the DNA of individual blood cells of both children and then modelling the genetic defect in a mouse model, the research team led by Adrian… Read More »