genetics

genetics

The secret to healing what ails you lies within your own DNA
Acquired traits may be transmitted to future generations - TAU study

Some acquired traits are actually transmitted to next generations.

Illustrative struggle with weight.
Do our genes determine our potential to be fat or thin?

The tendency towards obesity isn't solely up to genetic hand me downs through someone's parents, it also comes from environmental factors such as nutrition and exercise as well.

Facebook prank says Back to the Future actors are 50's-era Israeli couple

“Everyone, I need help. I found this picture on a Tel Aviv street,” Ariel Plavnik, a 43-year-old tourism salesperson from Kfar Saba, Israel, wrote in Hebrew and Spanish in the Facebook post.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/06/2020
The secret to healing what ails you lies within your own DNA
China publishes COVID genome data, officials suggest a European strain

The sequence was for a strain responsible for a recent outbreak in Beijing.

By REUTERS
19/06/2020
The secret to healing what ails you lies within your own DNA
Scientists find link between COVID-19 severity and genetics

Patients with blood type A were linked to a 50% increase in the likelihood in needing to get oxygen or go on a ventilator

The secret to healing what ails you lies within your own DNA
Jordanian scientists claim Arabs less likely to contract coronavirus

'It is not permissible to publish studies or spread ideas only to reassure people in a wrong way, and in a way that reduces their interest in fighting a dangerous virus such as the coronavirus'

26/04/2020
BGI, AID Genomics partner to build lab in Gaza to test 3,000 a day

In late March, Genetics giant BGI announced it would be working alongside Israeli company MyHeritage to build a lab capable of testing up to 10,000 people a day for coronavirus.

An employee of German biopharmaceutical company CureVac, demonstrates research workflow on a vaccine
Chinese, Israeli companies team up to build COVID-19 testing facility

The lab will be able to perform over 10,000 tests per day and is expected to be completed by April 9.

Cancer illustrative
Why blanket testing for BRCA is not productive

Similarly, the US Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation that Ashkenazim in general, and not only those with a family history of cancer, should be tested for BRCA mutations.

By IRA BEDZOW , TAMMY ADAR
04/03/2020
Gil Shay, who has Angelman Syndrome, with her carer Nigora.
Israel’s Angelman community is bringing hope to families worldwide

The Angelman Clinic at the Sheba Medical Center and the Israeli Angelman Syndrome Foundation are working closely at the forefront of advances in treating and managing this rare disease.

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