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Comprehensive Annotation of Bidirectional Promoters Identifies Co-Regulation among Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes
A “bidirectional gene pair” comprises two adjacent genes whose transcription start sites are neighboring and directed away from each other. Expand
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Characteristics of health information gatherers, disseminators, and blockers within families at risk of hereditary cancer: implications for family health communication interventions.
OBJECTIVES Given the importance of the dissemination of accurate family history to assess disease risk, we characterized the gatherers, disseminators, and blockers of health information withinExpand
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How families communicate about HNPCC genetic testing: Findings from a qualitative study
Little is known about how hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) genetic counseling and testing information is communicated within at‐risk families. This article describes findings from aExpand
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The behavioral response to personalized genetic information: will genetic risk profiles motivate individuals and families to choose more healthful behaviors?
This report describes the use of information emerging from genetic discovery to motivate risk-reducing health behaviors. Most research to date has evaluated the effects of information related to rareExpand
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A social network analysis of communication about hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer genetic testing and family functioning.
Hereditary cancers are relational diseases. A primary focus of research in the past has been the biological relations that exist within the families and how genes are passed along family lines.Expand
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Gender differences in chronic disease risk behaviors through the transition out of high school.
BACKGROUND Major life transitions (e.g., graduation from high school) are times when many changes occur in a person's social and physical environment. Men and women likely experience aspects of theseExpand
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Linear Discriminant Analysis Versus Logistic Regression: A Comparison of Classification Errors in the Two-Group Case
Abstract Classification studies are important for practitioners who need to identify individuals for specialized treatment or intervention. When interventions are irreversible or misclassificationsExpand
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The role of disease perceptions and results sharing in psychological adaptation after genetic susceptibility testing: the REVEAL Study
This study evaluates the extent to which psychological adaptation (validated measures of depressive symptoms, anxiety, and test-specific distress) after genetic susceptibility testing is influencedExpand
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Adolescent Nicotine Dependence Measured by the Modified Fagerström Tolerance Questionnaire at Two Time Points
ABSTRACT Within the framework of a computer-assisted smoking pevention and cessation program, high school students completed a modified version of the Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire (FTQ) as partExpand
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Age Differences in Genetic Knowledge, Health Literacy and Causal Beliefs for Health Conditions
Objectives: This study examined the levels of genetic knowledge, health literacy and beliefs about causation of health conditions among individuals in different age groups. Methods: Individuals (n =Expand
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