Published Chinese research may be skewed

时间:2019-03-02 01:03:04166网络整理admin

HOME to around a fifth of the world’s population, China should be a treasure trove as far as the studies on genetic roots of disease are concerned. But too often, what reaches the west is fool’s gold – describing spurious links between the possession of particular DNA sequences and susceptibility to serious conditions such as cancers. That’s the conclusion of a team led by John Ioannidis from the University of Ioannina in Greece, who surveyed published studies on 13 different proposed links between genes and disease. “Misleading information may lead to unnecessary genetic testing of millions of people,” he says. And that could have worrying implications,