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Decoding anorexia: The gene search

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March 28, 2014
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From decades of research, we know genes influence a person’s risk for anorexia. Now, there’s a global effort to identify those genes that cause eating disorders. Video provided by Ivanhoe


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Gene Linked to Teen Binge Drinking

Gene Linked to Teen Binge Drinking

Newsy (Dec. 4, 2012) — A recent study links the gene RASGRF-2 to binge drinking. The gene gives off high levels of dopamine when drinking.
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First Test-Tube Baby Born After Cheaper Genome Screening

First Test-Tube Baby Born After Cheaper Genome Screening

Newsy (July 8, 2013) — Next-generation sequencing uses computer software to search for chromosome abnormalities and specific gene defects before an embryo is implanted.
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Can Anyone Fully Recover From an Eating Disorder?

Can Anyone Fully Recover From an Eating Disorder?

Howdini (Oct. 8, 2013) — Eating disorders can run the gamut from anorexia to bulimia. All can throw a patient into a difficult fight to overcome the problem. Psychotherapist Joanna Poppink discusses whether anyone can fully recover.
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