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Dec 18, 2013, 13:00 ET

deCODE genetics Uncovers Impact of Mutations in The Human Genome on Cognitive Ability

deCODE genetics, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, reported today in the journal Nature that mutations associated...

May 05, 2013, 13:00 ET

A Mutation Discovered in Iceland that Increases Risks of Osteoporosis and Certain Cancers

deCODE genetics (an Amgen subsidiary) and Illumina, global leaders in analyzing and understanding the human genome, together with scientists from...

Jan 22, 2012, 13:00 ET

deCODE Genetics, in Collaboration with Academic Colleagues, Discovers Three Variants in the Sequence of the Human Genome that Affect the Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, the USA, The Netherlands and Spaintoday report the discovery of variants in...

Oct 12, 2011, 13:00 ET

deCODE Announces Agreement With Pfizer to Search for Variants in the Human Genome That Confer Risk of Systemic Lupus Erythematosis

deCODE genetics today announced that it has entered into a research collaboration with Pfizer Inc., the objective of which is to discover...

Oct 09, 2011, 13:06 ET

deCODE Genetics, in Collaboration with Academic Colleagues and Illumina, Discovers Two Rare Variants that Affect the Risk of Gout and Serum Uric Acid Levels

Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the USA today report the discovery of...

Oct 02, 2011, 13:05 ET

deCODE Genetics, in Collaboration with Academic Colleagues and Illumina, Discovers Mutations Conferring High Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, The Netherlands, Spain and Finland today report the discovery of variants...

Sep 25, 2011, 13:05 ET

deCODE genetics, Together with Academic Collaborators and Illumina, Discovers Genetic Risk Factor for Skin, Prostate and Brain Cancers

Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, The Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, the USA, the UK and...

Mar 06, 2011, 13:09 ET

deCODE Discovers Genetic Risk Factor for Sick Sinus Syndrome

Scientists at deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from Iceland, The Netherlands, Denmark, USA and Illumina, Inc., today report the discovery of...

Dec 15, 2010, 14:27 ET

deCODE Discovers Genetic Markers That Improve the Power of PSA Testing for Detecting Prostate Cancer

Scientists from deCODE genetics and academic colleagues from Iceland, the UK, US, Netherlands, Spain and Romania today report the discovery of a...

Oct 27, 2010, 13:25 ET

The New deCODE Map of the Human Genome

Scientists from deCODE genetics today publish in Nature the highest resolution recombination map of the human genome yet developed. Recombination...

Oct 11, 2010, 06:13 ET

Not Only Size Matters: Genetic Megastudies Draw Out Distinctions Between Obesity and Waist-Hip Ratio

In two of the largest metastudies of their kind to date, scientists from the GIANT consortium, including deCODE as well as hundreds of academic...

Sep 13, 2010, 01:59 ET

deCODE Discovers Major Genetic Risk Factor for the Most Common Form of Glaucoma

- SNP on Chromosome 7 is Rare Among Chinese but Confers Five-Fold Increase in Risk; Underscores Importance of Analyzing Risk Factors...

Jul 29, 2010, 17:29 ET

deCODE Shows how Genetic Risk of Kidney Disease Frames Response to Environmental Risk Over Time

Scientists at deCODE genetics and colleagues at Radboud University in the Netherlands today describe how the impact of a single letter variation in...

Jul 20, 2010, 08:27 ET

ARUP Laboratories Ink Partnership to Offer deCODE ProstateCancer(TM) Test

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - U.S. Laboratories and Physicians Will be Able to use Their...

Jul 12, 2010, 06:45 ET

deCODE Discovers Genetic Risk Factor Linking Susceptibility to Four Major Vascular Diseases

Points to Novel Pathway for Drug Discovery, Will be Incorporated Into Tests to Improve Screening and Early Detection of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,...

Apr 25, 2010, 13:29 ET

deCODEing Smoking: New Genetic Factors Behind Nicotine Dependence and Lung Cancer

Cigarette smoking is a major cause of illness and death worldwide. But it is a complex behavior, and how much people smoke, how hard they find it...

Mar 29, 2010, 07:49 ET

deCODE and Radboud Discovery in Bladder Cancer May Link Disease Risk and Somatic Mutations in Tumors

Sequence variants associated with cancer have to date fallen into two distinct categories. Variants in the ordinary, or "germline," sequence of the...

Jan 21, 2010, 10:16 ET

Announcing the New deCODE

deCODE genetics ehf today emerged as a newly financed, private company focused on advancing the science of human genetics and its application to...

Jan 10, 2010, 13:05 ET

deCODE Finds Genetic Factors Impacting Key Clinical Measurements of Heart Activity and Disease Risk

- Novel SNPs Modulate ECG Measurements Including Heart Rate, Two are Also Risk Factors for Atrial Fibrillation and Will be Integrated Into...

Jan 05, 2010, 11:05 ET

deCODE Receives Trading Suspension and Delisting Notice From Nasdaq

deCODE genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCGN) today announced that it has received notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market that the company's common stock will...