Genetics of Rare or Undiagnosed Conditions

What are Undiagnosed Conditions?  Rare or undiagnosed conditions affect millions of people worldwide. A rare or undiagnosed disease is a condition with symptoms or signs not seen often. Medical professionals have limited information on these conditions due to their rarity. This can make it hard to figure out what is Read more…

Genetics of LDL Cholesterol

Genetics of LDL Cholesterol   What is LDL Cholesterol? Most people use “LDL” and “LDL cholesterol” to mean the same thing. LDL cholesterol itself isn’t bad. That’s because cholesterol performs important functions in your body. But too much LDL cholesterol can cause issues. LDL cholesterol has a reputation for being the “bad Read more…

BioVU and SD Biobanking

BioVU and SD Biobanking   What is acute respiratory distress syndrome? Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is when fluids build up in small air sacs in your lungs. ARDS prevents your lungs from filling up with air and causes low oxygen levels in your blood. Healthcare providers diagnose a person Read more…

Genetics of fibroproliferative diseases

Genetics of Fibroproliferative diseases    What are Fibroproliferative Diseases (FDs)? FDs are a group of conditions that cause excessive scarring and remodeling in different parts of the body. They are very common and can be very serious, leading to many conditions every year. Some conditions may lead to death. Some Read more…

Polygenic Risk Score Creation and Testing

Polygenic Risk Score Creation and Testing What are Polygenic Risk Scores(PRS)?  Researchers have studied genes and their effect on health for a long time. PRS models use this knowledge to figure out how genes can affect our health. PRS looks at many different genes at once. This can show how Read more…

Genetics of substance use disorder

Genetics of substance use disorder     What is substance use disorder (SUD). An SUD is a medical condition that is the inability to control the use of a particular substance (or substances) despite harmful consequences.   How was the research done? The study aims to identify people with SUD Read more…