Tag Archives: Genetics

How Your Genetics May Affect Your Health

Learn how your genetics may determine your health through the study of nutrigenomics. Genetics are cool. You know your ability to play the piano like a wizard? That might be from your grandmother. Or consider that maybe you love the unique color of your eyes, or the color of your hair – again, it was… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: systemic mastocytosis

Systemic mastocytosis is a blood disorder that can affect many different body systems. Individuals with the condition can develop signs and symptoms at any age, but it usually appears after adolescence. Signs and symptoms of systemic mastocytosis often include extreme tiredness (fatigue), skin redness and warmth (flushing), nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, the backflow of… Read More »

New Study at CWMH: Genetics of Postpartum Psychosis – Massachusetts General Hospital Postpartum Psychosis Project (MGHP3)

Postpartum psychosis (PPP) is a rare but serious condition, occurring in 1 to 2 per 1000 women in the weeks after delivery and associated with extreme delirium-like behavior, delusions, hallucinations, and an increased risk of suicide and infanticide.[1] While there appears to be a strong link between postpartum psychosis and bipolar disorder,[2] it is estimated… Read More »