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Genetic testing improves blood thinner dosing

Blood thinners, or anticoagulants, are often prescribed to help prevent blood clots that can lead to pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and stroke. Though effective at preventing these clots, warfarin can cause life-threatening bleeds. Warfarin has led to more emergency room visits for older people over the last decade than any other medication. This is because

In autism, genes drive early eye gaze abnormalities

Twin study reveals strong genetic influences on how infants visually explore social world New research has uncovered compelling evidence that genetics plays a major role in how children look at the world and whether they have a preference for gazing at people’s eyes and faces or at objects. The discovery by researchers at Washington University

Gene changes may increase risk of Tourette syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that is usually diagnosed in childhood. It causes repetitive, involuntary movements or noises called tics. Many with Tourette syndrome experience other problems including inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as well as obsessive-compulsive symptoms such as intrusive thoughts and worries. Symptoms are usually worst during the early teen years, with improvements