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Genetics

Misplaced your keys? Can't remember someone's name? Didn't notice the stop sign? Those who frequently experience such cognitive lapses now have an...
A new tech start-up sells test kits to the public, measures their DNA damage to simultaneously fund research and gather data. Exogen Biotechnology,...
Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also...
Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time,...
The loblolly pine genome is big. Bloated with retrotransposons and other repetitive sequences, it is seven times larger than the human genome and...
New research from the University of Adelaide has confirmed that a gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the...
When I posted Why I Don’t Want to Know My Genome Sequence in November 2012, I got a lot of grief. Still do. Now researchers at Stanford University...
Mutations within the gene FTO have been implicated as the strongest genetic determinant of obesity risk in humans, but the mechanism behind this link...
People with type 2 diabetes have epigenetic changes on their DNA that healthy individuals do not have. This has been shown in a major study by...
A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient's body are being switched on or off, as well as examining...

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