Monthly Archives: December 2013

Stress gene linked to heart attacks

BBC health news reports today that a stress gene has been linked to having a higher risk of dying from a heart attack or heart disease. Heart patients with the genetic change had a 38% increased risk of heart attack or … Continue reading

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Final article in genetics/genomics in nursing series published in Nursing Standard

The ninth and final article in a weekly series about the revised genetics/genomics competency framework for nurses has been published in the current edition of the journal Nursing Standard. The focus of the article is on the role of the nurse … Continue reading

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Seventh and eighth articles in genetics/genomics in nursing series published in Nursing Standard

The seventh and eighth articles in a weekly series about the revised genetics/genomics competency framework for nurses have been published in the last two editions of the journal Nursing Standard respectively. The focus of the seventh article is on identifying the nurse’s … Continue reading

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Exam grades ‘more nature than nurture’

BBC health news report today that genetic influence explains almost 60% of the variation in GCSE exam results, twin studies suggest. Scientists studied academic performance in more than 11,000 identical and non-identical 16-year-old twins in the UK. The team from … Continue reading

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